Royal Air Force families enjoyed a wide range of organised activities this National Family Week (30 May – 5 June 2011), supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24 million youth support programme.
Newlyweds Kerry and Richard Sawyer, both serving in the Royal Air Force, are celebrating their honeymoon – and the Royal Wedding – in style this week, thanks to the RAF's leading welfare charity.
Members of the RAF Motorsports Association (RAFMSA) joined forces with the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) at Northwood Road Safety Day on 11 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.
Rosie Gibbons, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, was delighted to meet up with ex-soldier Tony Byrne, 50, from Barnstaple, to accept his donation of a series of paintings of Hawk and Sea King Rescue aircraft.
A force of cadets will cross the English Channel on 28 May to embark on a challenge which they hope will raise over £4,000 for charity.
Paul Hewson, regional director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Oakhaven Hospice Trust in Lymington, Hampshire on 27 April to present a donation of £7500.
Graham Taylor OBE, former England Manager, helped launch a new mental health and wellbeing scheme for ex-service men and women, Inside Right, at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday 9th April 2011. Geoff Ware, our regional director, also attended. The RAF Benevolent Fund is helping to fund the initiative.
Tim Artus, an instructor at RAF Cranwell, set himself the goal of running the London Marathon with a 40lb backpack.
Former England international footballer and current England under-21 manager Stuart Pearce MBE joined personnel and their families at RAF Benson today to kick-off the use of a new games area for young people at the station.
A team of four RAF officers have won a £2,500 donation for the RAF Benevolent Fund after securing the number one qualifying position for the high octane Scottish endurance race, The Drambuie Pursuit.