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What will you give a veteran facing life alone?


What will you give a veteran facing life alone?

How your support helps

A friendly voice on the phone can be a real lifeline and your gift will make a real difference to help lonely veterans stay connected.

Our telephone friendship groups connect RAF veterans on a weekly call, where they enjoy some much-missed RAF camaraderie, swap stories, share jokes and have lively discussions with new friends.

Just one call a week can do so much to help them feel connected. Thank you.

A token of thanks

As a token of our sincere thanks for your donation, we will send you an RAF Benevolent Fund pin badge as a symbol of your support for the RAF Family. We hope you wear it with pride during this Remembrance.

Our pin badges retail at £1.49 on the RAF Benevolent Fund’s online shop, plus postage and packing. We kindly ask for a minimum donation of £3 to cover the cost of the pin badge, postage and packing, with the rest going towards helping RAF families in need. Thank you. (Please allow 5 to 7 working days for your pin badge to arrive).  

Prefer to donate over the phone? 

If you would prefer to donate over the phone, just call 020 7580 8343 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm) and one of the team will be happy to help.

How can we support you or a loved one? 

If you are a member of the RAF Family and feel lonely – or you know someone who is on their own and would love someone to talk to – please do get in touch. Find out how to join a telephone friendship group online , call 0800 169 2942 or email

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