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My visit to Downing Street

Annie Devine and Samantha CameronRAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Annie Devine recently attended a reception at No.10 in honour of the Fund as well as ABF The Soldiers' Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Annie tells us more about the reception and meeting the host Samantha Cameron.

I was very excited about the opportunity to go to a reception at Downing Street and also coming to London.

It was great seeing the sights on the way there such as the London Eye. The taxi driver who drove my mum and me to the reception said it was the first time he'd taken any passengers to Downing Street.

I must say, I felt very important going through the gates and the famous black door of No.10. I was greeted with champagne and straightaway I was introduced to different people.

Mrs Cameron was really nice and she greeted me and three other people who were waiting to see, all individually. We also got to have some photos taken with her.

One of the people there was a five-year-old girl who'd done some amazing fundraising work.

All in all I had a brilliant evening; I always enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories.

It was also good to catch up with staff from the RAF Benevolent Fund. I'm so grateful for all the support they've given me; the charity really has made such a difference to my life.

By the end of the night I was very tired but I could't leave without getting one last photo in front of the no.10 door.

By Annie Devine

0800 169 2942

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