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  • Diane Waddilove National Wellbeing Breaks
    "I will go home refreshed, recharged and regenerated"

    As a single mum looking after four boys, time to herself is precious and that's what inspired RAF veteran Diane Waddilove to join one of the Fund's group wellbeing breaks.

  • Eirlys Greenough Trek Volcanoes_thumb
    Fundraiser to climb three volcanoes in five days to pay tribute to her family

    Fundraiser Eirlys Greenough will scale three European volcanoes in just a week to pay tribute to her family and support the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Mike Goody
    Mike Goody's starring role!

    You may have spotted a face you recognise if you're a fan of BBC2's MotherFatherSon – RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Mike Goody!

  • Matt Neve Zoe and HRH Prince Harry
    Big Curry Lunch raises £2 million for service charities

    The annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch has now raised over £2M during its twelve-year history. The event, which is organised by ABF The Soldiers' Charity, supports members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund supports vulnerable RAF veterans

    A grant of £4,500 from the RAF Benevolent Fund will enable the SkillForce Veterans' Support Programme to provide practical support to former RAF personnel whose transition to civilian life has not been successful and who have ended up at risk of being in police custody.

  • Wellbeing Group Breaks
    "Everyone needs a break"

    RAF Benevolent Fund Welfare Care Executive John Hickson explains why the Fund's new wellbeing breaks scheme is much needed among the RAF veteran community.

  • Mother's Day: Andy and Louise
    "Mum was always there for me"

    For RAF Corporal Andy Carroll this Mother’s Day will be a chance to sit quietly and remember his mum, Louise, and all she did for him. Sadly, this will be the second year he is without her, after she passed away in January last year. In this guest blog, Andy shares his memories of a wonderful mum.

  • Celebrating Purple Day 2019
    Celebrating International Epilepsy Day

    Staff at the RAF Benevolent Fund turned the office purple today to celebrate International Epilepsy Day. Also known as Purple Day, the date sees people across the globe coming together to drive awareness on epilepsy and help make a difference to the lives of people affected by the condition.

  • Jez Poulter
    Former Tornado aims high for RAF Benevolent Fund

    A runner inspired by the loss of colleagues during his RAF career will run the Cambridge Half Marathon next month in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Sarah Cotman and Lucy RAF Benevolent Fund Valentines
    Thank goodness for decent florists (and a very understanding wife!)

    In the final blog of our series celebrating love in the RAF, Sarah Cotman shares how love had to be put on hold when duty called. Thank goodness for modern communications and a bit of patience!

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