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  • Mike Straney DFC RAFBF
    New Director of Fundraising and Communications joins RAF Benevolent Fund

    We have appointed a new Director of Fundraising and Communications, with Mike Straney joining our senior leadership team in May. Mike has worked in fundraising for 14 years, with previous roles in corporate partnerships at Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Campaign.

  • Decades of Support featuring RAF veteran Reg Lawrence
    Our response to COVID-19

    For the past 100 years, the Fund has stood side by side with the RAF Family during its toughest times and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. The welfare of our beneficiaries and staff have been and will continue to be at the forefront of all we do.

  • Sue CEWs Covid-19
    A day in the life of a Community Engagement Worker during lockdown

    Our Community Engagement Worker Sue Grogan shares what her typical working day under lockdown looks like and explains how her team is continuing to support vulnerable members of the RAF Family throughout the pandemic.

  • RAF BF Crufts RAF Police Dogs Team
    You find members of the RAF Family everywhere!

    Community fundraiser Rebecca McGeorge was one of RAF Benevolent Fund staff who went along to Crufts last week. Here she gives her impressions of the world famous dog show.

  • Elaine West International Women's Day
    Celebrating RAF trailblazers on International Women's Day: Elaine West

    Air Vice-Marshal Elaine West tells us how important it was for her to clear the path for others. In 2013, she became the first female officer of all branches of the Armed Forces to reach the rank, following a 35-year career in the Royal Air Force.

  • Trustee RAF Benevolent Fund OBE
    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

    Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, the RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities. He received his honour from the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2020.

  • Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Elliot
    RAF Benevolent Fund appoints new Controller

    We are delighted to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been appointed Controller/Chief Executive of the Fund and will take up her new role in April this year.

  • PMH
    The best gifts we have given this year – Part 2

    Staff at Princess Marina House, our care and respite centre on the south coast, tell us about the best gifts they've given RAF veterans staying with them. Just a few days away by the seaside with the support of our dedicated staff makes a huge difference to the guests.

  • Ian Johnson
    The best gifts we have given this year

    We asked our Welfare team to tell us about the grants they've made this year which have had a huge impact on the RAF Family. It turns out that sometimes it's the smallest things which make a difference. Like a laptop, funding for a taxi or dipping your toes in the sea.

  • Gavin Davey Area Director RAF Benevolent Fund
    The Fund welcomes new Area Director, Gavin Davey

    Following a 26-year RAF flying career, former helicopter pilot Gavin Davey has been appointed as Area Director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, with responsibility for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North-East England.

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