Airplay is our project supporting young people on RAF stations. Sarah Riley-Evans, a community development officer at RAF Lossiemouth, tells us more in this blog.
We had glorious Moray summer sunshine on Wednesday 3 August as over fifty children and young people participated in our family fun day, helping us officially open the first of four new Airplay Parks at RAF Lossiemouth.
A bouncy castle, visiting fire engine, face painting and cup cake decorating (and, of course, eating!) were just some of the activities on offer.
Throughout the summer holidays we have been running a summer activity programme, supported by Airplay youth workers, which has included day trips, crafts, sports, and outdoor activities.
We have had lots of fantastic feedback. People here really appreciate what the RAF Benevolent Fund is doing to support families on station.
Scott, aged ten, and son of Corporal Mel Waters, said: "I love Airplay because it is fun and I get to go on trips and learn things and make new friends! It is great!"
Kerry Wicks-Randy is a mother in an RAF family at RAF Lossiemouth. This is what Kerry had to say: "Airplay really has saved my life! My husband was deployed at really short notice recently on Operation ELLAMY so we had to cancel our family holiday which was a big disappointment to our 11 year old son, Louis.
"However, he has been able to attend activities organised by Airplay three times a week which has kept him entertained and kept his mind off missing the holiday."
In other news, ten young people from RAF Lossiemouth are raising funds to travel to London in October.
During the trip they plan to visit the RAF Benevolent Fund in order to say a very personal thank you to the staff and trustees for their support for the Airplay project.