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  • Couple's year-long fundraising mission to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Kevin and Amie Ogilvie are raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund throughout 2014 as way of saying thank you for the support we gave them after Kevin was seriously injured in an explosion in Afghanistan. 

  • What I'll be looking forward to this Mother's Day

    Chris Devine knows only too well how difficult it is juggling family life but with three grown-up children, rather than taking things easy, Chris adopted three children, two of whom have learning disabilities. Chris has also fostered two four-year-olds and an 18-month-old baby. Chris tells us why this Mother's Day she's looking forward to being at home with her former RAF daughter, Annie.

  • Being an RAF mum

    In the run-up to Mother's Day, we're celebrating RAF mums. Sgt Pers Spt Lisa Purves is a mum of two based at RAF Brize Norton. In this guest blog, Lisa tells us about her life as an RAF mum and what she's looking forward to on Mother's Day.

  • I'm running the London Marathon to make a difference to the RAF family

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Director of Welfare and Policy, Paul Hughesdon is taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon this April to raise money for the Fund and for the RAF Association. Paul tells us more.

  • Valentine's blog: Why Valentine's Day is so special for me and my wife

    This Valentine's Day we continue to celebrate RAF couples. For Alan and Pat Parker, Valentine's Day was the day they got together and this year the couple will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary. Alan tells us more.

  • 2013 in review

    2013 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Here's a round up of some of the events, activities and fundraising that took place this year.

  • Our family's special Christmas

    Corporal Jason Bunker is just one of many RAF personnel who'll be spending Christmas away from their families. In this guest blog, his children Keeley and Elliot tell us how they've split Christmas into parts so that they don't miss out on getting to spend Christmas with their dad.

  • How our RAF family will be celebrating Christmas

    At Christmas there are many RAF personnel who are away from their families. Sisters Alice, Megan and Charlotte Cunningham know what that's like as their dad is currently serving in Afghanistan.

  • My lovely stay at Seacot House

    Rick Johnson and his family recently stayed at our seaside cottage Seacot House that provides a home away from home for RAF families looking for a break by the coast. In this guest blog, Rick tells us about his stay.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund help RAF family to transform garden into safe haven for their son

    Sgt Darryl Blair and his wife Sue are just one of many RAF families who have been supported by our charity. We recently provided them with a grant to renovate their garden for their three-year-old son Ryan, who was born with Down's Syndrome.

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