Recently, 502 (Ulster) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force welcomed Mike Neville to their base at Aldergrove Flying Station, formerly RAF Aldergrove, to present a cheque following their hearty fundraising efforts.
Based near Antrim in Northern Ireland, the Squadron reformed in 2013, and now hold the largest RAF 'footprint' in the Province. Mike Neville, Director of Fundraising and Strategy at the RAF Benevolent Fund, was delighted to receive the cheque for £218.88.
"I am absolutely thrilled to receive this cheque on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund," Mike enthused.
"The effort, dedication and passion that went into raising this money, which will be used to support those in the RAF Family in their time of need, is not lost on the Fund. Our heartfelt thanks to all on the Squadron!"
Wing Commander Alison Moodie explained why the Fund was deserving of their fundraising efforts:
"We were motivated to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund by the personal inspiring story of our former RAuxAF Nursing Officer colleague - Flt Lt Joanna Martin - who is now an RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador."
"For the last two years, 502 (Ulster) Sqn has sold RAF Benevolent Fund memorabilia at the prestigious Portrush Air Show," Alison continued.
"We are so pleased that RAuxAF personnel, in common with their RAF Colleagues, are helped in their time of need by the wonderful RAF Benevolent Fund. All funds we raise will continue to go to the joint Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England Branch of the Fund with whom we have developed a great friendship!"
502 (Ulster) Sqn Royal Auxiliary Air Force's mission is to provide highly-trained specialists and non-specialists, drawn from the full spectrum of civilian employment, to support MoD and Royal Air Force Defence Service operations and commitments.