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    Virtual Airplay keeps the spirits up at RAF Cosford

    Fifteen-year-old Tesni Miles tells us what lockdown is like for her and how the youth leaders have been working hard to keep Airplay sessions fun. Everything from smores to pizzas and hedgehogs to life skills has been keeping them busy!

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    "Why I love my Airplay youth club"

    Airplay member Isabelle is a regular at RAF Linton-on-Ouse youth club and she loves in. In this guest blog, the 11-year-old tells us why.

  • Youngsters 'escape' from the boredom of lockdown with Airplay

    Airplay members at RAF Halton have been enjoying a series of online escape rooms, bringing them together virtually. The sessions are just one way Airplay youth workers are working hard to keep youngsters engaged. In this guest blog, Julia Purton, RAF Halton station youth worker tells us more.

  • Helping young people express themselves in a safe place

    As LGBT History month draws to a close, the RAF Benevolent Fund shines a light on how Airplay is helping RAF children explore their sexuality. Station youth worker Sarah White explains how.

  • First-of-its-kind research looks at children of RAF families

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund launched its Growing Up in the RAF report, which is the first research to look exclusively at the wellbeing of children and young people in the UK with RAF parents.

  • RAF charity supports RAF Brize Norton £23K youth club renovation

    A £23,000 refurbishment project at RAF Brize Norton has revamped The Flat, its Airplay Senior Youth Club. The renovation was supported by a £5,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

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    We always have a laugh at Airplay

    Young people from RAF Lossiemouth's senior Airplay group tell us what their time together means to them.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Airplay Film School
    "We miss seeing our friends"

    Airplay is the RAF Benevolent Fund's flagship youth support service, where youngsters come to spend time with their peers, share their problems and smash watermelons! Airplay youth worker Sarah White explains how the fruit was used for special effects during their recent film school.

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    Airplay members stay connected during lockdown

    Airplay members at RAF Benson have stayed in touch during coronavirus restrictions using the new Airplay Connect digital platform. They tell us how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.

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    Airplay youth support scheme receives £110K boost from Wimbledon Foundation

    Airplay youth support scheme, which provides a safe place for youngsters whose parents serve in the RAF, will receive £110K funding over the next three years from the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships.

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