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Celebrating our brilliant volunteers

This Volunteers' Week, our supporters across the UK will be continuing their incredible efforts to raise awareness of the RAF Benevolent Fund and the work that we do. Jonny McNee, 49, is one such supporter, who has been volunteering for us for six years. Here he shares with us what he enjoys about being a volunteer.

Jonny McNee

"None of my family members have served in the RAF but I've always had an interest in Air Fix kits, aviation and airfields, so I would say it all started there!" Jonny explains.

"It seemed a logical decision to help the Fund out at events, based on my passions and hobbies, and encourage others to take an interest in aviation history, and also the great work that the charity does.

"It's been a real pleasure to help the Fund out at air shows, particularly in the summer when the weather up here is a little more on side! When you see the looks of joy on people's faces at events like that, with aircraft all around and overhead, it really does make it all worthwhile - and makes the 5am starts a lot easier!"

Jonny who works in Derry, has inspired his children to volunteer for the Fund as well, with Dylan, 15, and Grace, 13, getting stuck in to help.

"The whole family love getting involved. From archaeological digs with youngsters and older folk like, to talks at local schools and manning stands at events, it's honestly great for us to be able to bring the Fund to more people's attention and encourage interest, with a bit of fun thrown in! And of course my wife helps out too, by keeping us all sane when we're running about from one event to the next!"

Jonny will be representing the Fund at an array of events across the summer in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We're proud to have people like Jonny representing our charity, so to him and all our volunteers: thank you.

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