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  • Gardening MHAD
    Gardening is like 'natural medicine'

    This Mental Health Awareness Week, Amileigh Salt shares how gardening has helped her to grow not only plants but also spirituality, during the global pandemic. Polytunnels provided by the RAF Benevolent Fund at RAF Leeming helped her and her family embark on a new hobby…

  • Mike Goody
    "I was standing on a precipice. I felt completely lost"

    Former SAC Mike Goody is no stranger to adversity having pieced his life back together after he received life-changing injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2009. Despite that, when he needed support 11 years later, asking for that support proved to be the hardest thing. This Mental Health Awareness Week he shares his experiences.



  • Reserves
    Can you rise to the RAF Reserves Challenge?

    To support one of their own, RAF Reservists up and down the country are signing up to cycle 1,500 miles in just eight weeks, in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Twickenham Air Cadets
    "What I learnt as an air cadet set me on path that I'm proud of"

    As we continue to celebrate the achievements of former air cadets, we spoke with SAC Jack Hawkins about how the organisation helped him to create life-long memories as part of one of the RAF's most highly regarded display teams.

  • 612 Medical Reserve Squadron walk, run and cycle 612 miles for RAF Benevolent Fund

    612 Medical Reserve Squadron, based at Leuchars Station in Fife, is bouncing back from lockdown by planning a fundraising challenge in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

  • Mike Goody
    Inspiring the next generation of air cadets

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets, Fund Ambassador Mike Goody tells us what it's like to inspire the next generation.

  • Laura Thrive Workshops
    Thrive workshops aim to boost RAF partners wellbeing

    The RAF Benevolent Fund will soon host two new online wellbeing workshops for RAF partners, the first of which will begin next month. The Thrive programme provides a range of courses aimed at helping spouses overcome employment challenges.

  • Jennifer Kelly
    How benefit changes could affect the RAF Family

    In our latest advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines how upcoming changes in benefits could affect RAF veterans and personnel.

  • Mother's Day: Two generations of RAF service inspired by one woman

    In celebration of Mother's Day, we spoke to one family who have been inspired by the Second World War service of their mother and grandmother. Kath McLeod's RAF career was the first of three generations, in this blog we speak to her daughter and grandson.

  • HM Forces Railcard – all you need to know

    The HM Forces Railcard is a benefit that comes with being in the forces. Costing £21, the railcard will save you 1/3 on the vast majority of rail fares throughout the UK, for one year.

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