People of the RNRM Children’s Fund


  • Director: Ms Clare Scherer

  • Senior Caseworker: Mrs Sara Smith MIW

  • Caseworker: Mrs Paris Brimecome / Mr Lee Robson

  • Grants and Supporters Co-ordinator: Mrs Sharon Noble


  • Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton KCB CBE KStJ


  • Lieutenant General Ed Davis CB CBE

  • Major General F H R Buster Howes CB

  • Mrs Sheila Owens-Cairns


  • Chairman: Mr Alistair Sheppard OBE

  • Vice-Chairman: Cdr David Bridger RN

  • Treasurer: Mr Ian Pitts

  • Mr Kevin Arnold

  • Mrs Jennie Brent

  • Rear Admiral Martin Connell RN

  • Lt Col Ian Grant RM

  • Lt Col Ed Musto RM

  • Cdr David Orton RN

  • Cdr Heather Rimmer MBE RN

  • CPO Claire Robson RN

  • WO1 Ed Stout RM

  • Dr Miranda Whitehead


Address: 311 Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, Portsmouth PO2 8RN

Caseworkers: / 023 9263 9534

Director: / 023 9263 9536

Our Patron


HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York became our Royal Patron in January 2017 following the 75 years of support given to us by his mother, HM The Queen who was our Patron from 1945 to 2016.  With his distinguished career in the Royal Navy as a Commander and now the honorary rank of Vice Admiral he is uniquely placed within the Royal Family to understand the pressures faced by our serving men and women both in and post service, and their children that we support.