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  • 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!

  • Greg_Coles_RAF_Benevolent_Fund_Valentines
    Even oceans apart this couple have stayed together

    A love of motorbikes blossomed into love for each other for this RAF couple. All this week the RAF Benevolent Fund is celebrating love in the RAF Family. In this guest blog, Greg Coles, an RAF Engineering Officer and Co-Chair of the RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network, tells us how he met the love of his life.

  • Carla and Jessica Robinson RAF
    "Through all our adventures in life together"

    In the second of our series of blogs celebrating love in the RAF, Carla Robinson shares her story of a wedding in the Welsh countryside which had to wait while the couple travelled the world.

  • Derek and Sandra Bradshaw
    Valentine's special: Derek and Sandra

    During the coming week, the RAF Benevolent Fund will be celebrating the season of love with a series of blogs reflecting on the love in the RAF Family. In this first edition RAF veteran Derek Bradshaw shares his love for his wife, commuting by motorcycle to visit her, and the RAF!

  • Community Engagement Worker RAF Benevolent Fund
    RAF Benevolent Fund launches new community scheme to help isolated RAF veterans

    Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk have been selected as pilot locations for a new project aimed at supporting RAF veterans who face loneliness and isolation. We're launching a Community Engagement Worker scheme to help older RAF veterans get involved in their local communities.

  • Graham Duncan
    When 'wheelchair friendly' isn't always wheelchair friendly

    Booking a holiday should be a happy and stress-free experience. But what happens if the holiday you were sold is nothing like the one in the brochure? Former Flight Sergeant Graham Duncan tells us about his experiences with this very issue.

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