A South Wales finance firm has presented £2,000 to the Royal Marines Charity following a rugby dinner at Rogerstone RFC attended by Warren Gatland.

Richard Hill, director of Hill & Co Financial Advisers Ltd, visited Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, in Devon, to present cheques to the charity.

The funds were raised through the rugby dinner, where Warren Gatland was the guest speaker, and a further donation by the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

Richard, a former Royal Marine, was joined by Edward Watts, deputy lieutenant for Gwent.

Richard has been involved with The Royal Marines Charity for many years. The RMC was founded in 2007 to support Royal Marines and their families for life. It offers a range of services to serving Marines and veterans from financial assistance to career advice.

Richard said: “I was delighted to present the cheques to the charity. I have been involved with the charity for a few years and understand how important their work is to the Royal Marines family. I will continue to support the charity through my work and cannot express my gratitude to the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation for their assistance.”

Yvonne Campbell, community fundraising manager for the RMC, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been given support from Rogerstone RFC and subsequently the very generous donation from the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation. This money will go to furthering our support to everyone within the Royal Marine families, either serving or former, throughout their whole lives.”