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Ben Club

Ben Club is an initiative set up in 2016 providing social activities for children aged five to seven at RAF stations nationwide.

Our Ben Club at RAF High Wycombe

Our Ben Club forms part our Airplay programme aimed at older children, and enables parents to feel safe in the knowledge that their children have a safe place to spend time with other youngsters from RAF families.

In conjunction with Ben Clubs, we run another initiative called Ben Parenting which aims to enhance parenting skills and build knowledge of children's developmental needs.

RAF High Wycombe Station Commander, Group Captain Phil Lester, who had the pleasure of opening the first ever Ben Club in early 2016, commented: "We are delighted to have Airplay youth activities at High Wycombe and the launch of the Ben Club is great news for the families that live here. Providing a rich and rewarding programme of activities for our kids is a very valuable thing, and we are very grateful to the RAF Benevolent Fund for helping this project come to light."

Becky resides at RAF High Wycombe, and is mum to Grace five and Brooke, nine. She said: "I think Ben Clubs are a really good idea, in terms of their age group, because there is definitely a need for something for the younger ones. It gives them a chance to get used to youth club before they join the older Airplay group too. My youngest has always wanted to go to the older group. She comes with me to drop off her older sister and she likes all the arts and crafts they do."

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