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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 23 April a team of cyclists from RAF Northolt will ride across Europe, from the Polish War Memorial to Poznan Airbase in Poland – a distance of 1200km over 10 days – to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to announce an enduring partnership with Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.