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  • The importance of leaving a legacy

    Today sees the start of Remember a Charity in your Will Week, a week that aims to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a Will.

  • Howes family Great North Run Challenge

    This Sunday Sgt Craig Howes and Sgt Ayshae Howes will be running the Great North Run in combats and boots and carrying bergens with 40lbs and 20lbs of weight respectively, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. They are joined in their fundraising by Craig's children, Rhys, 11, and Abbie, 9, who will be taking part in the Junior Great North Run. Ayshae tells us more.

  • Carl gets ready to go for gold at the Invictus Games

    Former RAF Regiment serviceman Carl Harding will be competing in the Invictus Games in the archery competition. Carl, who has been supported by the Fund, tells us more in this guest blog.

  • Darren aims for archery glory at the Invictus Games

    Former RAF Regiment serviceman Darren Kamara is taking part in this month's Invictus Games which starts on 10 September in London. The Games will see injured servicemen and women from around the world competing in a range of sports including athletics, road cycling and swimming.

  • Poppy planting at the Tower of London

    On 21 August, some our staff took part in planting poppies at the Tower of London for its unique WWI commemorative installation. Our Public Relations Officer Samantha Budde was one of the volunteers and in this guest blog she tells us more about the installation that honours the British servicemen who died in the Great War.

  • How a FAB holiday helped my bereaved family

    Amanda Brumpton was just 29 and a mother of two young children when she lost her husband, Leading Aircraftman Gary in 2010. For the past five years, she and son Connor, now 15, and daughter Amy, now 10, have attended a FAB (Families' Activity Breaks) camp. 

  • Supporter's '3 events' challenge

    Leading Aircraftman Callum Jones, 22, has set himself a big challenge to raise money for our work. Earlier this year he signed up to take part in three running events and with one event already completed, Callum is back in training for the next two. In this guest blog, Callum tells us more.

  • Bringing humanitarian aid to Iraq

    With thousands in need on Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq, the RAF has been delivering vital humanitarian relief. RAF Hercules, the work horse aircraft of the RAF, have completed aid drops in recent nights and delivered desperately needed supplies.

  • Chepstow 'Proms in the Park' supports the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is honoured to be the chosen charity for the first ever Chepstow Racecourse 'Proms in the Park' with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and Classic FM. Our Regional Fundraiser, Cerys Sadler tells us more.

  • From the BE2 to the Typhoon: 6 Squadron today

    From the aircraft flown to the technology on board, the pilots of the First World War would be amazed by the progress that has been made and wouldn't recognise the job carried out by the pilots of 6 Squadron today.

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