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Katy Albone far right with other volunteers

Fund team member takes on Great North Run fundraising challenge

The RAF Benevolent Fund’s very own member of staff took on the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run which took place on 10 September 2023.

Sam on his bike at RAF Marham

RAF serviceman to complete 400-mile charity cycle ride in friend’s memory

RAF serviceman Samuel Roberts is currently taking part in a 400-mile cycle ride over four days between four RAF stations in memory of his belated RAF Rugby League…

15 September 2023
Chris Elliot and Gavin attend the Ayr Show - Festival of Flight.

RAF’s leading welfare charity reaches out to people of west Scotland at Ayr Show Festival of Flight

The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, were delighted to partner with South Ayrshire Council at the International Ayr Show Festival of Flight last…

18 September 2023
Veterans gather in front of Spitfire display at Biggin Hill

WW2 veterans gather at Biggin Hill to commemorate Battle of Britain Day

To mark Battle of Britain Day on 15 September, a group of the last remaining Second World War veterans gathered for an afternoon at Biggin Hill, home to the Battle of…

15 September 2023
Airplay children on Brize residential break

RAF Brize Norton children attend summer residential break supported by Exolum

From 7-11 August, RAF Brize Norton held its own five-night residential stay taking 78 young people who attend Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s flagship youth support…

4 September 2023
Colin Bell sponsored walk

WW2 Mosquito Bomber Pilot, 102, takes on extraordinary challenge for Fund

Former Flight Lieutenant Colin Bell (DFC AE FRICS), 102, is taking part in an extraordinary fundraising challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, London’s…

1 September 2023