Your gift can make a life-changing difference to members of the RAF Family in need.
Over a century ago we, the RAF Benevolent Fund, made a promise to stand side by side with the RAF Family, providing support for those going through the toughest of times, whenever they need us, for as long as they need us.
Any member of the RAF Family (former and serving personnel, partners and dependants) can approach the Fund for help with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement, and from respite and housing to friendship and connections.
In addition we use research to provide insight into the RAF Family and it’s needs, and ensure that the Fund’s welfare provision is informed by current evidence.
However, we, could not make the difference we do without the generosity of individuals like you. This is why we will work with you to match your interests and values with the work that we do, to ensure that together, we are making the greatest impact and a life-changing difference to those who have done their duty.
In return for your significant donation, we promise you:
- Dedicated support from the Major Giving Manager
- Invitations to inspiring events
- Tailored communications filled with news and information about the beneficiaries you have helped
- Opportunities to involve your family and networks with your philanthropy, and to be part of the RAF Family
How your gift could help
- Together we could support veterans like Leroy Francis, struggling with health and mobility issues, to live safely and independently in their own homes for as long as is safe and they wish to.
- Your gift could help veterans like Ron Finch, struggling with social isolation and loneliness through the provision of emotional wellbeing support, friendship and connections.
- You could choose to focus on the provision of financial security for veterans like Louisa Hovell, living on low fixed incomes and pensions through financial assistance and advocacy and benefits advice.
Your support makes a difference
In 2009 Sergeant John Wright and his wife Mary became the proud parents of a baby boy called Lewis. From birth, Lewis suffered from severe epilepsy and many other unknown conditions. With no known cause to Lewis's condition, he is known as a SWAN child (Syndrome Without A Name).
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