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 Gravesend & Medway Units to Friend & New Members

"Welcome to the team"!

"We are delighted to have you among us. On behalf of all the members and the management team, of Gravesend and Medway Units, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to you and our good wishes for 2024
We are thrilled to have you in our unit. You’re going to be a valuable asset to our goals, and we can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish and achieve your goals "

Regards
Alan Metcalf Head Of Unit

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 MVS National News

MARITIME VOLUNTEER SERVICE 

Supporting Your Community with Our People

PRESS RELEASE: 14/09/2023  Gravesend and Medway Unit of the  MVS

 At a reception held at Cayzer House this evening, Mrs Julie Scorer was installed as Honorary Regional Commodore of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS). In this role,  will act as an ambassadorial  for  of the charity and take on specific tasks in raising the MVS profile for all.

"What an absolute honour and privilege to be awarded this accolade.

I am incredibly proud to represent MVS as your ambassador and thank you these past months supporting Lee and I in our own personal and professional volunteering journeys we’re extremely excited for our futures together!"

Speaking on behalf of the MVS Medway & Gravesend Unit, MVS Head of unit said Alan Metcalf said "I am so proud of Julie and feel extremely privilege to her working in our area, here locally at our unit will benefit from her skills in communications and her dedication to hard work and team building across our area.

For more information, please check www.mvs.org 

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 MVS National News

MARITIME VOLUNTEER SERVICE 

Supporting Your Community with Our People

PRESS RELEASE: 20/11/99 Gravesend and Medway Unit of the  MVS

 

At a reception held at Gravesend Sailing Club this evening, was installed as Honorary Vice President of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS). In this role, "I will Support and act as an ambassadorial figurehead of the charity and work on the ground face to face with all our Units, I intend, to build on the relations and promote the Aims and Objectives nationally of the MVS. It is very important that we continue building our community awareness and promote solid team working in all our communities across the country.  

 

Speaking on behalf of the MVS Medway & Gravesend Unit, MVS Head of unit said Alan Metcalf said "I am so proud of Rosamay's and feel extremely privilege to have her dedication here locally at our unit.

 

“We are immensely proud that Rosemay was installed as our Vice President. This appointment marks an important moment in our charity’s history, and we look forward to working with her as we meet our charitable objectives.

The National Council of the Maritime Volunteer Service would like to thank Rosemay for supporting our cause of serving maritime communities across the UK.”

 

“It is a great honor to become their Vice President.”

For more information, please check www.mvs.org 

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 MVS National News

MARITIME VOLUNTEER SERVICE 

Supporting Your Community with Our People

PRESS RELEASE: 07/09/2022

 

At a reception held at Cayzer House this evening, Admiral, The Rt Hon. The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC was installed as Honorary President of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS). In this role, the former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, will act as an ambassadorial figurehead of the charity.  

 

Speaking on behalf of the MVS National Council, MVS Chair David Hughes said:

 

“We are immensely proud that Admiral, Lord West has been installed as our Honorary President. This appointment marks an important moment in our charity’s history, and we look forward to working with Admiral, Lord West to meet our charitable objectives. The National Council of the Maritime Volunteer Service would like to thank Admiral, Lord West for supporting our cause of serving maritime communities across the UK.”

 

Upon becoming Honorary President of the Maritime Volunteer Service, Admiral, The Rt Hon. The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC said:

 

“We are an island nation encompassed by the sea on which we depend for our wealth and security; and the world has become a more dangerous and unstable place. There is a need for resilience and organisations that can help provide it. The MVS is one such organisation and I have been involved in the periphery of the RNXS that was and the MVS as it has morphed and changed. As in all such organisations it depends on the splendid men and women who volunteer to train future generations and protect our harbours and coastline. It is a great honour to become their President.”

For more information please check www.mvs.org 

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 MVS National News

MARITIME VOLUNTEER SERVICE 

Supporting Your Community with Our People

PRESS RELEASE: 2021

 

Board of Trustees of the MVS charity.  

 

Speaking on behalf of the MVS National Council, The MVS Vice President Romary Dimond Said:- 

“We are immensely proud of this appointment for Jorden marks an another important moment in our the charity’s history, and we look forward to working with all in our community and meet our charitable objectives.

"The National Council of the Maritime Volunteer Service would like to thank Jorden, for supporting our cause of serving maritime communities across the UK.”

Upon becoming vice chair of MVS Council of Maritime Volunteer Service, Jorden Mead said:-

We have a long relationship with our maritime heritage and Kent is steeped in maritime history, Kent has a passion on the water ts is a way of life for many. I have admired the hard work and dedication of the MVS. Supporting the Medway and Gravesend Units of the MVS and the grate work they do, and I enjoy seeing life changing experiences happen on waters of the Thames and Medway. the fantastic work the MVS nationally. The goals are clear and we show we are charity working with all commuitity, we encourage them to get them involved with us".

For more information please check www.mvs.org 

About Us

Turning Interest Into Action

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Medway & Gravesend MVS emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2000, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

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MVS Bulletins

Turning Interest Into Action for our members 

Bulletins are formal documents that have been released by MVS HQ notifying members of changes such as unit closures, role appointments, policies, processes and much more.  More information about this system can be found in Bulletin 001.

The bulletins can be downloaded from the list below (most recent at the top) and you can view the current status of all issued bulletins by downloading the MVS Bulletin Index file from the bottom of this page of member pages @ www.mvs.org.

If you require any further information regarding the contents of these bulletins, please speak with your Head of Unit.  If they are unable to help, they can direct you to a member of HQ that can assist. https://www.mvs.org.uk/members-area/mvs-bulletins/ 

Boat Detailing
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Training & development program 2023

DEFRA 1 water awareness courses. Part 2 in March

Ongoing for all!

RYA Essential Seamanship & Navigation.

RYA Power Boat 2 Courses &

RYA Safety Boat

Become a member and Book with Us! 

 Maritime Volunteer Service is a national charity run by volunteer members. The majority of our members come from seagoing professions. Our senior members give their time to encourage younger people to act safely and responsibly on the water and to use their skills in emergency response activities.

 

We are funded by public donations and the fundraising efforts of our volunteers. We are not attached to any other organisation and need your help.

Donations & Bequests

 

Please consider making a donation or perhaps even a bequest to allow us to continue in our work.

Your gift will be used by the MVS to maintain our efforts around the country.

If you would prefer that it should be used in a specific part of the country or for a specific purpose then please contact us with your preferences.

We are a registered charity (England and Wales No. 1048454 and in Scotland SC 039269) and every donation, however great or small, is always appreciated.

Donation of Goods

Many of our supporters and sponsors make donations of goods or equipment and we are always happy to receive them.

In the past, we have been given several vessels, foul weather gear and teaching aids.

We are happy to organise this locally or nationally. Please contact hq@mvs.org.uk or your nearest unit.

Give support by making a donation through Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme allows the Maritime Volunteer Service to claim the tax back from the Inland Revenue on any donation from our supporters, as long as they are UK taxpayers.

If you wish to make a donation, please inform us if you are a UK taxpayer, to enable us to reclaim the tax by completing our Gift Aid Declaration Form (available upon request).

An overview of the Gift Aid Scheme is available on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Make an Online Donation

If you would like to make a secure online donation now using a credit or debit card, please follow on the our main website www.mvs.org  and click on  "Donate To Us"

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