The Royal Marines Charity has won this season’s third Chelsea Foundation online charity poll, and will be holding bucket collections at Stamford Bridge before the game against Huddersfield on Saturday.
There are four matchdays available throughout the season for bucket collects, so the charities have been broken down into different catagories: children’s, medical, armed forces and community charities.
Thousands of you took part in the third poll, the forces category, via this website, with The Royal Marines Charity coming out on top.
The Royal Marines Charity provides the best possible through life charitable support for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets.
It has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines and their dependents which converts into around 125,000 potential beneficiaries.
Chief executive officer at the Royal Marines Charity Jonathan Ball said: ‘Royal Marines are deployed on duty serving the nation around the globe 365 days a year – on anti-piracy and anti-smuggling duties, protecting our nuclear deterrent and on Special Forces ops.
‘They are more exposed than most service personnel to danger and more likely to face injury or death so the Corps set up its own Charity in 2010.
‘We are uniquely placed to understand, respond and react, enabling Marines and their families to overcome their challenges.
‘This is funded by money we raise ourselves - we receive no Government support. This year we need to raise over £4 million and thanks to your support, we will be able to continue that important work.’
Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation won our first poll of the season back in September while Action Duchenne, the winners of our medical category, collected at the Bridge in December.
For more information on The Royal Marines Charity visit https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/