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  • Westgate-on-Sea GCSE student cycling to London for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    While most GCSE students are looking forward to a lie in come the end of the academic year, Westgate-on-Sea student Jesse Johnstone-Brown is taking on a 75-mile plus bicycle ride for charity.

  • Grant makes homes more accessible for wheelchair-bound RAF veterans

    The RAF Benevolent Fund will be able to make 20 homes more accessible for wheelchair-bound RAF veterans and family members, thanks to a £400,000 grant from the Veterans Accommodation Fund.

  • Parliamentarians focus on serving airmen

    Parliamentarians, including Rory Stewart, Chair of the Defence Select Committee and Mark Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, and serving RAF personnel on Monday attended the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's annual parliamentary reception in the State Rooms of the Speaker's House in Westminster.

  • Fundraising dinner honours the RAF's role in D-Day

    Over 250 guests joined WWII veterans at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund fundraising dinner marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honoured the airmen who served in the momentous invasion.

  • Fundraising reaches new heights as RAF chef scales Inca Trail

    Richy Hartley isn't afraid of a challenge. As an RAF chef, he cooked up to 800 lunches a day for servicemen and women in Afghanistan. But he conquered a new challenge this month to aid the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund: a sponsored trek of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Richy's adventure began on 26 April.

  • East Renfrewshire MP takes on marathon for charity

    East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, has been clocking up hundreds of miles running around his constituency whilst preparing to run the Edinburgh marathon for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund picks up £100,000 at special Edinburgh Castle Ceremony

    Last night the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund hosted a special event in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. Prior to a moving Beat Retreat ceremony, performed by Royal Air Force Leuchars Pipes and Drums, the leading RAF welfare charity received cheques totalling over £100,000 from RAF Leuchars and Douglas Laing & Co.

  • Former RAF airman to showcase garden at RHS Malvern in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Martyn Wilson is one of four amateur garden designers who have been selected to create a centrepiece show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

  • Solihull volunteer honoured for service to veterans

    Back in the early days of his active duty in the RAF, Derek Tilford of Solihull, as a junior officer, was responsible for writing reports requesting assistance from service charities for the airmen under his command.

  • Cosford youth worker honoured for service to RAF children

    Tom Cavalot, from Shrewsbury, picked up an award for his dedication to youth support at RAF Cosford at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's Award ceremony in London yesterday evening.

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