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  • Bens Bothies
    Supporting RAF Lossiemouth every day

    A £6,000 donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund has been used to construct two new outdoor classrooms at RAF Lossiemouth. 

  • Bristol cycle past event pays tribute to Johnny Johnson's centenary

    A team of cyclists completed a two-wheeled ‘flypast’ in front of Britain’s last surviving Dambuster Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM on Monday 17 May in tribute to the Dambusters raid that took place 16-17 May 1943. 

  • Cyclists complete more than 20,000 miles for the first Dambusters Ride

    Congratulations to the 201 cyclists who pedalled more than 20,000 miles as part of the first Dambusters Ride this weekend. The ride, launched this year to celebrate the 100th birthday of the last surviving Dambuster Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM, was held on the 78th anniversary of the historic Second World War raid.

  • Bens Play
    RAF Benevolent Fund awards £60,000 to support RAF children

    Almost £60,000 has been awarded to 10 RAF stations as part of the Fund's Ben Play and Ben Parenting schemes, supporting younger children and their RAF parents.

    Press Release

  • ARIAS Awards
    Fund podcast shortlisted for top ARIAS award 

    The Fund's All Stations podcast has been shortlisted for a top industry award! The ARIAS recognise excellence in audio and radio broadcasting and we're delighted to have been named in the Best Independent Production category.

    Press Release

  • Gardening MHAD
    Gardening is like 'natural medicine'

    This Mental Health Awareness Week, Amileigh Salt shares how gardening has helped her to grow not only plants but also spirituality, during the global pandemic. Polytunnels provided by the RAF Benevolent Fund at RAF Leeming helped her and her family embark on a new hobby…

  • Mike Goody
    "I was standing on a precipice. I felt completely lost"

    Former SAC Mike Goody is no stranger to adversity having pieced his life back together after he received life-changing injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2009. Despite that, when he needed support 11 years later, asking for that support proved to be the hardest thing. This Mental Health Awareness Week he shares his experiences.

     

     

  • Twickenham Air Cadets
    JH Bartlett Charity Trust donates £27,000 to support RAF stations

    The JH Bartlett Charity Trust has made a generous donation of £27,000 to support the RAF Benevolent Fund's Capital Programme to improve station life for serving personnel and their families.

  • Reserves
    Can you rise to the RAF Reserves Challenge?

    To support one of their own, RAF Reservists up and down the country are signing up to cycle 1,500 miles in just eight weeks, in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Nobby Hill VE Day 75 RAF BF
    "We were glad we wouldn't hear the sirens anymore"

    As the nation prepares to mark 76 years since VE Day tomorrow, RAF veteran Nobby Hill tells us what it was like as a teenager. Nobby, now 90, joins a weekly Telephone Friendship Group chat which keeps him company during the isolation of lockdown.

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