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  • Blades cheque presentation
    Aerobatic team The Blades donate £34,000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Blades, who perform dazzling displays around the UK and represent GB internationally by campaigning for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, has donated more than £34,000 to support our work.

  • Sgts Phill Bradford and Ali Fotheringham
    Foursome hit the saddle to raise funds in tribute to RAF pal killed on duty

    When Corporal Steve Wainwright was killed in a car accident at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus earlier this year, the RAF Benevolent Fund immediately stepped in to support his family. Now a group of Steve's friends have got together to take on an incredible challenge in his memory and fundraise for the charity.

  • Paul Hewson and his crew
    My centenary moment – Taking part in Operation BUSHEL

    In the last of our series celebrating the service of RAF Benevolent Fund staff, Regional Director Paul Hewson recalls his 'Centenary Moment'. As a navigator flying on Hercules C-130s, Paul's career spanned 25 years, but he only took part in one humanitarian mission.

  • Mike Goody
    Invictus Games glory beckons for RAF veteran Mike

    For the third time, former RAF gunner Mike Goody is representing his country at the Invictus Games which opened in Sydney at the weekend.

  • 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.

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