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RAF Benevolent Fund announce new partnership

Airmen's FriendThe RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce today that the three year partnership with secure IT solutions provider, Prolinx Ltd is set to continue.

Prolinx has renewed its support of the RAF’s leading welfare charity with an immediate donation of £40,000 and a commitment of more to follow before the end of 2013.

Andy Weller Managing Director of Prolinx explains: "Our three year partnership with the RAFBF has been hugely rewarding, and we have been able to see and hear how our financial support has translated into the delivery of much needed welfare services to both the serving and retired RAF community.

"Meeting some of the Fund's beneficiaries at first hand has been a humbling experience at times. For everyone at Prolinx that is really what it’s all about."

Prolinx has supported the Fund with a £50,000 corporate donation each year since 2010. In addition to this Andy, the Managing Director of Prolinx has sponsored a professional racing yard, Lawney Hill Racing, on behalf of the Fund. 

The stable and all of its livery have been branded with the charities corporate identity. This has helped to raise awareness of its work with new audiences and with generating significant media interest.

The company has organised stable tours and race days for both RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiaries and serving RAF personnel. In a linked initiative Prolinx also bought a thoroughbred racehorse and named it Airmens’ Friend, any and all of its racecourse winnings are donated straight to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Andy Weller continued: "In reviewing our charitable support my co–director Gary Styles and I had no hesitation in wishing to remain loyal to the Benevolent Fund, our partnership is meaningful and we enjoy working with their highly professional team.

"We embrace a culture of charitable giving within the company and as our business has grown we have been able to donate greater sums to the Fund. We hope to make the total donation amount to 100k in 2013 and if we continue to be successful then we will seek to do more of the same year on year."

Speaking on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund, Dean Benton Director of Marketing and Communications added: "This is such terrific news for us at a time when our ability to raise much needed funds in this difficult economic climate is being sorely tested. This makes the Prolinx commitment all the more amazing given the challenges they must face in the commercial sector too.

"Andy Weller and his team have immersed themselves in the partnership, adding creativity to their corporate donations, helping us to build our brand as well as personally supporting many of our events.

"They are genuinely altruistic people with a refreshing and honest approach to making a corporate charity partnership the best it can be."

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