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  • Debbie Hunter

    Debbie Hunter appointed RAF Benevolent Fund Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland

    24 September 2014

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has appointed Debbie Hunter as Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Jesse Johnstone-Brown and his uncle, Paul Tomlinson

    Westgate-on-Sea GCSE student cycling to London for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    21 July 2014

    While most GCSE students are looking forward to a lie in come the end of the academic year, Westgate-on-Sea student Jesse Johnstone-Brown is taking on a 75-mile plus bicycle ride for charity.

  • Sarah Mccready with Paul Hewson

    Grant makes homes more accessible for wheelchair-bound RAF veterans

    17 July 2014

    The RAF Benevolent Fund will be able to make 20 homes more accessible for wheelchair-bound RAF veterans and family members, thanks to a £400,000 grant from the Veterans Accommodation Fund.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Controller, Air Marshal Chris Nickols with Penny Mordaunt MP

    Parliamentarians focus on serving airmen

    27 June 2014

    Parliamentarians, including Rory Stewart, Chair of the Defence Select Committee and Mark Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, and serving RAF personnel on Monday attended the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's annual parliamentary reception in the State Rooms of the Speaker's House in Westminster.

  • D-Day Fundraising Dinner

    Fundraising dinner honours the RAF's role in D-Day

    19 June 2014

    Over 250 guests joined WWII veterans at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund fundraising dinner marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honoured the airmen who served in the momentous invasion.

  • Richy Hartley

    Fundraising reaches new heights as RAF chef scales Inca Trail

    30 May 2014

    Richy Hartley isn't afraid of a challenge. As an RAF chef, he cooked up to 800 lunches a day for servicemen and women in Afghanistan. But he conquered a new challenge this month to aid the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund: a sponsored trek of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Richy's adventure began on 26 April.

  • Jim Murphy MP

    East Renfrewshire MP takes on marathon for charity

    22 May 2014

    East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, has been clocking up hundreds of miles running around his constituency whilst preparing to run the Edinburgh marathon for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

  • Pipes and Drums of RAF Leuchars

    RAF Benevolent Fund picks up £100,000 at special Edinburgh Castle Ceremony

    15 May 2014

    Last night the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund hosted a special event in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. Prior to a moving Beat Retreat ceremony, performed by Royal Air Force Leuchars Pipes and Drums, the leading RAF welfare charity received cheques totalling over £100,000 from RAF Leuchars and Douglas Laing & Co.

  • Martyn Wilson

    Former RAF airman to showcase garden at RHS Malvern in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    07 May 2014

    Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Martyn Wilson is one of four amateur garden designers who have been selected to create a centrepiece show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

  • Tom Cavalot

    Cosford youth worker honoured for service to RAF children

    02 May 2014

    Tom Cavalot, from Shrewsbury, picked up an award for his dedication to youth support at RAF Cosford at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund’s Award ceremony in London yesterday evening.

  • 282 Squadron RAFBF Awards

    East Ham Air Cadets win top award

    02 May 2014

    282 (East Ham) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, scooped the award for Squadron of the Year from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, recognising their incredible support of the Fund at events over the past several years.

  • Bronze RAFBF Awards

    Bronze Software Labs wins 'Most Innovative' award

    02 May 2014

    Ever wondered what it was like to pilot a Spitfire? Bronze Software Labs created an augmented reality app, enabling viewers to experience the iconic British aircraft and raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund at the same time. Their brilliant app and generous support were recognised by the RAF Benevolent Fund yesterday evening with an award for Most Innovative Corporate Fundraising.

  • Squadron Leader Tilford accepts his award from Mr Paul Cushen, Managing Director of Midshires Mobility Group

    Solihull volunteer honoured for service to veterans

    02 May 2014

    Back in the early days of his active duty in the RAF, Derek Tilford of Solihull, as a junior officer, was responsible for writing reports requesting assistance from service charities for the airmen under his command.

  • Prolinx RAFBF Awards

    Prolinx Ltd wins Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award

    02 May 2014

    Prolinx Ltd, an Oxfordshire-based IT secure solutions and services provider, was honoured with the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the annual Royal Air Force Benevolent Funds Awards evening yesterday.

  • Chairman Lawrie Haynes presents the award to RAF Spitfire Rugby 7s

    RAF Rugby Sevens 'The Spitfires' win award

    02 May 2014

    The RAF Spitfires Rugby 7s Team were recognised this evening for their support of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, winning the award for Best Cause-Related Marketing.

  • RAF Brize Norton RAFBF Awards

    RAF Brize Norton honoured as Station of the Year

    02 May 2014

    Representatives from RAF Brize Norton picked up the coveted Wilkinson Sword yesterday evening after winning 'Station of the Year' at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Awards for their extraordinary fundraising efforts. The sword was presented by Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford.

  • Team RAFBF Marham with their award

    RAF Marham fundraising group win top award

    02 May 2014

    A small team of dedicated fundraisers from RAF Marham won the 'Volunteer Fundraising Team of the Year' award from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund yesterday evening.

  • All the winners of our RAFBF Awards

    Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund honours stand-out supporters

    01 May 2014

    Each year the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund spends millions to help over 60,000 members of the RAF family; a feat which wouldn't be possible without the help of thousands of supporters. In appreciation, the RAF Benevolent Fund paused yesterday evening to thank its stand-out donors and volunteers at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK.

  • Bomber Command Memorial maquette

    Cheshire businessman donates Bomber Command Memorial maquette to RAF Benevolent Fund

    01 May 2014

    Philip Jackson's sculpture placed at the heart of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park has won resounding reviews from the public and art world alike, winning the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in 2013. The Memorial is regularly voted one of London's most popular tourist attractions, according to Trip Advisor.

  • Sweet pea seed packet

    The Garden Centre Group digs deep for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    15 April 2014

    The Garden Centre Group is bringing patriotism to flower beds across the country with the launch of their red, white, and blue themed seed packets commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War and honouring those who served their country both then and now.

  • Brian Gibbs

    Woolaston veteran launches 'eggsellent' fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    10 April 2014

    Retired RAF Squadron Leader Brian Gibbs has been joined in his fundraising efforts for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund by some very unusual ladies – his flock of 13 laying hens and three ducks!

  • RAF96

    Celebrations ccross the country for the Royal Air Force's 96th Birthday!

    31 March 2014

    The Royal Air Force celebrates its 96th birthday on 1 April and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is leading the charge in the celebrations.

  • TGE

    World War II POWs recall 'The Great Escape' at Special 70th Anniversary Film Screening

    10 March 2014

    World War II prisoners of war Jack Lyon, aged 96, and Charles Clarke, aged 90, shared their recollections of ‘The Great Escape’ at a special screening of the film to mark the 70th anniversary of the bid for freedom from the infamous POW camp Stalag Luft III.

  • Lady Smith visits the bungalow named after her late husband Sir Alan Smith

    Esrskine home named after Battle of Britain pilot

    20 February 2014

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Regional Director of Scotland and Northern Ireland has chosen the name Sir Alan Smith for an RAF veteran's bungalow in Erskine.

  • Sara Waymont

    Royal Air Force War Artist in Afghanistan sketches life behind the scenes

    12 February 2014

    Sara Waymont has been visiting parts of the Royal Air Force 83 Expeditionary Air Group including 617 'Dambusters' Squadron to record the work of the RAF and raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.