Hear from some of the people the Fund has supported over the years and discover how your support can make a huge difference to those in our RAF Family.
We supported our Ambassador Dan Pelling following a hit and run accident in 2000 that left him paralysed from the chest down. We purchased a house for Dan through the Fund's Housing Trust in 2003, allowing him to move into a specially adapted bungalow close to his family.
The Brown's story
We supported Squadron Leader Michael Brown and his wife Lucy with a grant when their daughter Caroline required treatment for a rare cancer.
In 2009 Sergeant John Wright and his wife Mary became the proud parents of a baby boy called Lewis. From birth Lewis suffered from severe epilepsy and many other unknown conditions. With no known cause to Lewis's condition, he is known as a SWAN child (Syndrome Without A Name).
The RAF Benevolent Fund supported Natasha Haward after her father Group Captain David Haward was killed in a flying accident in 1998. Natasha was just four years old.
We supported David after he broke his back in a road accident in Afghanistan in 2010. We helped to fund some essential equipment in his home and provided financial assistance towards his rent. David is taking part in the Invictus Games 2018 in Sydney, competing in powerlifting, discus, indoor rowing and running.
A career in the military is more than just a job, it's a way of life, a brotherhood and a family. But what happens if that’s cut short unexpectedly? Former RAF serviceman Andrew Stevens talks about his personal experience of leaving the RAF and how he spent 10 years battling a condition he didn't know he had.
Former Senior Aircraftman Greg Vickers was 23 when he suffered severe brain injuries after being found unconscious in the road. We supported Greg by providing funding towards his sport subscriptions meaning he could continue taking part in the sports which had has such a positive impact on his physical recovery.
Former RAF policewoman Ann Hughes was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007 and two years later she was discharged from the RAF. We supported Ann by providing one of our Housing Trust properties with a specially adapted kitchen and garden. Now she can cook and garden independently – things she loves doing.
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