This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.
The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.
Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.
The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.
A bottle of 34-year-old rare whisky is being auctioned in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, thanks to the result of a charity squash match.
Homeless RAF veterans in the London area and beyond will benefit from a £70,000 grant made to support Veterans Aid, helping ex-service personnel in crisis.
Three accessible bedrooms for members and guests with accessibility requirements have recently been renovated at the Victory Services Club. This work was very largely funded thanks to a £56,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund.
On Sunday 29 July, 40 cyclists conquered the summer's toughest challenge on two wheels, Prudential Ride London-Surrey, all for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Former RAF Regiment Gunner Stuart Robinson prepares to do battle for his country again – this time on the rugby pitch as part of a strong Great Britain squad competing in the Wheelchair Rugby World Cup in Australia. In this guest blog Stuart, also an RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador, tells us about the squad's preparations.
The RAF Benevolent Fund has recently awarded a grant of £250,000 to Combat Stress in recognition of the vital work it does to help veterans with mental health problems. This brings the total awarded to Combat Stress to £2.1 million since 2014.