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Emily Caffrey

10-year-old Fund beneficiary to take on triathlon to raise money



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A 10-year-old RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary will be taking on a triathlon in Leeds on 21 May to raise money for the Fund.

Emily Caffrey, a pupil at Hookstone Chase Primary School, will be undertaking a triathlon that has been put on for participants with disabilities. Emily has cerebral palsy and will be doing a 50m swim, a 1500m bike ride and a 800m run with her walker. The money raised will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund, a charity close to Emily's heart, having been supported by the Fund.

Emily said: "I'm raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund because they have helped me so much in the past. They paid for a specially adapted horse riding saddle for me, contributed towards my special trike and also helped to get my mum and dad's house adapted to make things easier."

Emily’s father Jon Caffrey served in the RAF Police for 22 years before retiring in May 2019, meaning the family were eligible for support from the Fund.

You can donate to Emily's fundraiser on JustGiving.