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first_imgRed, White & Blue Day to raise funds for services charities The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) is asking schools throughout the country to build the largest paper battleship fleet to honour the 250 vessels that fought in the First World War’s Battle of Jutland.On the centenary date, 31st May, the government will hold a series of Battle of Jutland Centenary commemorations, and schools are being invited to join in as part of the wider tributes.The RNRMC is encouraging schools to send pictures of their paper ships flotilla by email, social media or by sending the paper ships by post to be featured as part of the wider commemorations and for a chance to win prizes.This initiative is part of this year’s Red, White and Blue Day campaign, which will celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland as well as the Battle of the Somme whilst raising vital funds for three service charities: The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), ABF the Soldier’s Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.This year the campaign takes place on Friday 14th October and will see schools throughout the country celebrate it with children wearing red, white and blue clothes, baking cakes, painting paper flowers, etc and selling them to raise funds for the three principal service charities.Chris Taylor, communications officer at the RNRMC, said:“We’re encouraging children to be creative and make whatever boat they like; perhaps painting them in red, white and blue, by naming their ships or by writing a message to those who sail in today’s Royal Navy. It is just a small way of paying tribute to the centenary of the Battle of Jutland and highlighting the pivotal role that was played by the Royal Navy.”  53 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 18 May 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: fundraising events  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img

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