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Press releases

  • Dame Vera Lynn charms RAF veterans

    Forces' sweetheart and World War Two legend Dame Vera Lynn visited Princess Marina House in Rustington on Thursday 7 July, as special guest at the home's annual garden party.

  • RAF Benson personnel dig for RAF families

    A team of serving RAF volunteers from 230 Squadron, stationed at RAF Benson, spent a day in Sussex on 20 June, helping to clear the garden of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s new short break cottage in Rustington.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund and Ultimate High team up to help RAF families

    The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF's leading welfare charity, and Ultimate High, the aerial adventure company, came together at Cotswold Airport on 13 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Valley

    Families at RAF Valley enjoyed a range of special activities on Thursday 9 June 2011 supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24million youth support programme.

  • Donation to help blind servicemen

    Blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women received a major boost today thanks to a donation of £100,000 by the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • National Family Week takes off on RAF bases across Britain

    Royal Air Force families enjoyed a wide range of organised activities this National Family Week (30 May – 5 June 2011), supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24 million youth support programme.

  • RAF couple honeymoon in style

    Newlyweds Kerry and Richard Sawyer, both serving in the Royal Air Force, are celebrating their honeymoon – and the Royal Wedding – in style this week, thanks to the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • RAF Motorsport charity drive

    Members of the RAF Motorsports Association (RAFMSA) joined forces with the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) at Northwood Road Safety Day on 11 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

  • Veteran's artwork will help RAF families

    Rosie Gibbons, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, was delighted to meet up with ex-soldier Tony Byrne, 50, from Barnstaple, to accept his donation of a series of paintings of Hawk and Sea King Rescue aircraft.

  • RAFBF donates to Oakhaven Hospice

    Paul Hewson, regional director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Oakhaven Hospice Trust in Lymington, Hampshire on 27 April to present a donation of £7500.

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