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  • Darren Mitchell London Marathon_thumb
    RAF serviceman runs for welfare charity in the London Marathon

    Royal Air Force runner Darren Mitchell will join thousands of others pounding the streets of the capital for the 2019 London Marathon later this month, in support of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

    Press Release

  • Bob Greig George Wood Rob Bugden Centenary Event
    Fund Ambassadors share their experiences with supporters

    Supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund heard first-hand how their contributions will enable the Fund to fulfil its ambitious centenary campaign, at an event at the Churchill War Rooms in London, recently.

  • Spitfire 7s with Mike Goody
    RAF Spitfire 7s take on epic cycle from Poland to Kent

    Five members of the RAF Spitfire 7s committee switched scrums for saddles to cycle from Poland to Kent to mark the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape.

  • Matt Neve Zoe and HRH Prince Harry
    Big Curry Lunch raises £2 million for service charities

    The annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch has now raised over £2M during its twelve-year history. The event, which is organised by ABF The Soldiers' Charity, supports members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • A man
    RAF Benevolent Fund supports vulnerable RAF veterans

    A grant of £4,500 from the RAF Benevolent Fund will enable the SkillForce Veterans' Support Programme to provide practical support to former RAF personnel whose transition to civilian life has not been successful and who have ended up at risk of being in police custody.

  • The winners of our RAFBF Awards 2018
    Shortlist announced for 2019 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlisted nominees for our seventh annual awards. The winners of nine award categories will be revealed at a special ceremony, in London on June 27.

    Press Release

  • Wellbeing Group Breaks
    "Everyone needs a break"

    RAF Benevolent Fund Welfare Care Executive John Hickson explains why the Fund's new wellbeing breaks scheme is much needed among the RAF veteran community.

  • Mother's Day: Andy and Louise
    "Mum was always there for me"

    For RAF Corporal Andy Carroll this Mother’s Day will be a chance to sit quietly and remember his mum, Louise, and all she did for him. Sadly, this will be the second year he is without her, after she passed away in January last year. In this guest blog, Andy shares his memories of a wonderful mum.

  • Aaron Tillyer Skydive
    The sky's the limit for our fundraisers!

    Yesterday RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Fundraiser Aaron Tillyer joined a team of more than 30 supporters to jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet!

  • Great Escape gala screening
    Gala events pays to tribute to the airmen of the Great Escape

    Thousands of people filled London's Hammersmith Apollo and cinemas nationwide on Sunday to pay tribute to the 50 Allied airmen killed in the aftermath of the Great Escape.

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