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  • Jen Kelly
    How COVID-19 benefit changes could affect the RAF Family

    In this advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines how recent benefit changes due to COVID-19 could affect RAF veterans and personnel.

  • RAF Odiham personnel meet WAAF and WRAF veterans at Princess Marina House
    Latest Fund response to Covid-19

    The welfare of our beneficiaries is at the centre of the Fund's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to reassure anyone currently supported by the Fund, or anyone who needs our support, that we are working hard to ensure we will be able to continue to meet their needs.

    Press Release

  • RAF Leeming Airplay
    RAF Leeming Airplay group roll up their sleeves to spruce up their building

    Members of Airplay at RAF Leeming got stuck into a project to clean up the building they meet in recently. The youngsters joined in to work hard and make their space tidy and more appealing for all to enjoy.

  • Charlie Witford and family
    "As a stay at home mum, the RAF lifestyle can be a culture shock"

    This Mother's Day, we talk to Charlie Whitford, an RAF spouse who has been supported by the Fund's Thrive programme. Thrive looks at building self esteem within the dependant community, helping them to return to work. Charlie tells us the difference it's made for her.

  • Princess Marina House
    Princess Marina House response to COVID-19

    In line with the Government's strong advice regarding social distancing, Princess Marina House has taken the difficult decision to cancel stays, suspend all new bookings and stop our popular Lunch Club until the Government's advice allows us to resume our operations.

    Press Release

  • Our response to COVID-19
    Fund response to Covid-19

    The welfare of our beneficiaries is at the centre of the Fund's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to reassure anyone currently supported by the Fund, or anyone who needs our support, that we are working hard to ensure we will be able to continue to meet their needs.

    Press Release

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Awards 2019 All Winners
    Shortlist announced for 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlisted nominees for our annual awards. The winners of the eight award categories will be revealed at a special ceremony on 11 June in London.

    Press Release

  • RAF BF Crufts RAF Police Dogs Team
    You find members of the RAF Family everywhere!

    Community fundraiser Rebecca McGeorge was one of RAF Benevolent Fund staff who went along to Crufts last week. Here she gives her impressions of the world famous dog show.

  • Broughton House £18,000 grant
    RAF Benevolent Fund grants Broughton House £18,000

    We recently awarded a grant of £18,000 to Broughton House, a care home for ex-servicemen and women in Salford. The grant will help cover the cost of looking after veterans who served in the Royal Air Force.

  • Michelle Partington International Women's Day RAF BF
    Celebrating RAF trailblazers on International Women's Day: Michelle Partington

    Michelle Partington tells us about her RAF career. Michelle, a former RAF paramedic, was the first female paramedic on frontline patrol with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan – but her service took its toll.

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