This week saw the REOWS Samaritan Fund provide a six-monthly grant of just over £12,000 to dependents of deceased RE officers across the world. Thirteen recipients living in the UK, Zimbabwe, Spain, Australia and France received their biannual payment of around £1,000 each to relieve hardship . The Samaritan Fund is a registered charity which falls under the trusteeship of the REOWS Council of Management and is designed to assist those dependents whose souse or partner may not have been a member of the REOWS.

The Samaritan Fund disburses around £30,000 each year in conjunction with a number of other service charities including the REA, Officers’ Association and the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.