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  • Michael Mellon
    Sights set on gold for Sydney Games!

    After bringing home a bronze and silver medal at the Toronto Invictus Games last year, Michael Mellon has his sights firmly set on the gold for Sydney! In this blog, we hear how he is feeling about this year's Games.

  • Tania Daschofsky
    Brave RAF widows among fundraising team to abseil off Forth Road Bridge

    Tania Daschofsky was just 23 when her world changed in an instant with the news her fiancé, Ben Knight, had been killed in an aircraft explosion. The Fund has been by her side ever since and now she's preparing to complete a daredevil abseil as her way of saying thank you.

  • David Atkin
    RAF veteran David gets set for Invictus Games in Sydney

    Former Senior Aircraftman David Atkin has been selected to represent the United Kingdom in the powerlifting, discus, indoor rowing and running events at the Invictus Games in Sydney.

  • The proposal
    Proposal at the finish line!

    Last Saturday, RAF Corporal Steve Roberts, who is based at RAF Halton, got down on one knee at the finish line of the Bristol Half Marathon and proposed to his girlfriend Jenny Sparrow.

  • World Mental Health Awareness Day
    World Mental Health Day: "Paragliding makes me feel free from my demons"

    In response to recent research that one in four people are affected by mental health problems the Fund has launched a Listening and Counselling Service providing confidential emotional support to those in the RAF Family who may be affected by various mental wellbeing difficulties.

  • Co-op cheque presentation
    Lincolnshire Co-Op boosts support for the RAF Family

    Forces families, serving personnel and veterans will benefit from extra support thanks to more than £139,400 raised by Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme.

  • Brooke Smith
    Dartford schoolgirls run Mini Mudder event in memory of Red Arrows engineer

    Last Saturday, sisters Eryn and Brooke Smith took part in a one-mile obstacle course mud run in memory of their beloved uncle Corporal Jon Bayliss who was killed while serving with the RAF Red Arrows earlier this year.

  • Ivy Norwich
    Ivy Norwich Brasserie shows its support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Ivy Norwich Brasserie hosted an exclusive event this month to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Jeffrey Long at RAF Waddington
    86-year-old ex-Para walks 100 miles for military charities

    This month ex-Paratrooper Jeffrey Long has been walking 100 miles to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

  • John Robertson taking on the C2C challenge
    Riding coast to coast for the cause

    As a charity that receives no routine government funding we rely on our fantastic supporters to take on, often incredible, challenges on our behalf. When John Robertson was involved in a road traffic accident we were there for him and ever since then he's been fundraising and advocating on our behalf.

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