The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is privileged to take over the guardianship of the Bomber Command Memorial. To ensure we keep our promise to the RAF family, we must now raise £1.5million to maintain the Memorial in perpetuity.
In order to do so, the RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to launch the ‘Bomber Command Upkeep Club’, for individuals who wish to give at least £1,000 towards the upkeep of the Memorial.
The club is named after Barnes Wallis’ famous bouncing bomb, “Upkeep”, used in the great Dambuster Raid of May 1943. To many, this raid epitomises the bravery, commitment and audacity of the Bomber Crews, and we need at least 1,000 people who share these qualities to help us ensure that the bravery of all those in Bomber Command, and the sacrifice of the 55,573 men who gave their lives for our freedom, are never forgotten.
A gift of £1,000
By giving a single gift of £1,000, you will receive:
- An invitation to the annual memorial event at the Bomber Command Memorial
- Exclusive invitations to other events celebrating the legacy of Bomber Command across the UK
- A numbered certificate of membership and Upkeep Club Membership Badge
- An annual update specific to the Upkeep Club and the Bomber Command Association
- Regular updates about the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund
A gift of £5,000
By giving a gift of £5,000 (either as a single donation or two annual donations of £2,500) you will also receive an invitation to our VIP reception at the Memorial, and a copy of the Bomber Command Memorial programme, which was given to the Queen and distinguished guests at the unveiling on 28 June 2012 (while stocks last).
A gift of £10,000
By giving a gift of £10,000 (either as a single donation or two annual gifts of £5,000) you will also receive a certified copy of the limited edition portfolio So Many, a beautiful leather-bound folio worth £1,500 detailing the lives of some of those who served in Bomber Command, complete with photos and handwritten letters from the airman.