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  • Ambassadors Dinner
    Friends of the Fund!

    Last Wednesday, the Fund held a special dinner to recognise the ongoing support of its Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Ambassadors and Friends.

  • Shane Spence with Zee Fletcher and Kat Clark
    RAF Lossiemouth's Shane takes on the Etape Loch Ness

    Squadron Leader Shane Spence from RAF Lossiemouth recently took on the Etape Loch Ness, a challenging cycle ride, to raise money for our work.

  • Woman looking at sky
    Speaking out about mental health

    It's Mental Health Awareness Week all this week and while more and more RAF personnel and veterans are seeking support for mental health problems, many still suffer in silence.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week
    Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon: Fighting the Stigma

    We're used to seeing veterans suffering the physical effects of their military service, but because mental health issues aren't always visible, it's extremely challenging to know which of our comrades may be suffering in silence.

  • Mark Yardley
    How we supported Flight Sergeant Mark Yardley

    Flight Sergeant Mark Yardley and his wife Dawn were excitedly looking forward to the birth of their son, Sam, in May 2006. But complications during Dawn's labour meant Sam had been starved of oxygen during delivery and they were later given the devastating news that he had suffered brain damage.

  • Princess Marina House gets top rating
    Residents rate Princess Marina House one of the top 20 care homes in South East England

    Our respite home in West Sussex, Princess Marina House, has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the Top 20 care homes in South East England. 

    Press Release

  • The winners of our RAFBF Awards 2017
    RAF Benevolent Fund honours outstanding supporters at annual awards ceremony

    Last night we held our annual RAFBF Awards at the Royal College of Surgeons in London to celebrate and honour its supporters, donors and volunteers for their remarkable contributions.
     

    Press Release

  • Craig trains for the London Marathon
    Taking on the London Marathon in honour of the fallen

    For Squadron Leader Craig Hodgskinson, working with the RAF's wounded, injured and sick has inspired him to take part in this year's London Marathon.

  • Ed Palmer
    Ed prepares to put his best foot forward for the London Marathon

    As Media and Communications Officer at RAF Wittering, Ed Palmer has seen first-hand how the RAF Benevolent Fund has changed the life of his fellow RAF family members. This Sunday, Ed will be taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for our work.
     

  • Proludic's Great British Sunday Lunch
    Staff from Proludic put the fun back into fundraising

    On 12 April, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, staff at Nottingham's Proludic donned their best 1940s inspired outfits and held a Great British Sunday Lunch during their lunch hour.

    Press Release

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