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Will you help veterans like Les make new friends?



What will you give a veteran facing life alone?


What will you give a veteran facing life alone?

Les says: "When Patricia died, I lost all my confidence. I found decision making very difficult. I just felt inadequate. For me, bereavement counselling through the RAF Benevolent Fund was the first step out of grief. It rescued me from a very dark place."

Since then, Les has joined one of our telephone friendship groups and loves spending afternoons chatting away with his new friends. He's also been much more involved in his local community and has even joined a local gym.

A friendly voice can be a lifeline

A friendly voice on the phone can be a real lifeline. With telephone friendship groups, up to eight like-minded veterans can join weekly calls to enjoy some much-missed RAF camaraderie, swap stories, share jokes and have lively discussions.

For elderly veterans with mobility issues, just one call a week can do so much to help them feel connected, as they can make new friends without leaving home.

Find out more about telephone friendship groups online, call 0800 169 2942 or email

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