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A lasting memory

Leave a gift in your Will in memory of your loved one.

Your Will is special and unique to you just like those you love. Who you include in it, how you split your estate up and who you ask to act as executors is all down to you and your choice. Therefore, why not chose to leave a gift in your Will to a charity you or a loved one of yours admired, in their memory.

Help their memory live on with a gift in your Will to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Visit our Gifts in Wills page to request your copy of our free Gifts in Wills Guide.


Did you know?

Did you know that almost 50% of our funding comes from gifts in Wills? Without them, we wouldn’t be able to be there for one in two members of the RAF Family that we currently support. Find out how you can keep the memory of your loved one alive with a gift in your Will.

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Meet Lewis

Sergeant John Wright first met his wife, Mary, a former Telecommunications Officer, whilst they were both serving at the 81 Signals Unit at RAF Kinloss. In 2009, Lewis was born. Within hours of they knew something was very wrong. Doctors told them to take Lewis home and love him, but to expect the worst.

John and Mary Wright with son Lewis

“It became clear Lewis was not a well boy. But we took him home and we loved him.”

As well as severe epilepsy, Lewis was born with learning disabilities and several other conditions. Against the odds, Lewis fought through. By the time he was two, his seizures had been brought under control, but he still needed constant care.

John was aware of the Fund but had never thought to call on us. However, when John and Mary found out their home would need major adaptations to meet Lewis’ needs, they knew they would not be able to afford it alone. The RAF Benevolent Fund was able to provide Lewis with the home adaptations he needed as he grew. We adapted the garage into a safe bedroom for Lewis, along with a fully accessible bathroom and a more accessible living room and dining room.

John and Mary did not hesitate to act as our nation’s protectors by serving in the RAF. It is without hesitation that we help them today, in their hour of need. As Lewis grows, he will no doubt require more support from us. A gift pledged to the RAF Benevolent Fund today could help children of the RAF Family, like Lewis, to have the support they need. Ultimately, John and Mary can all relax knowing that the RAF Benevolent Fund will always be here for whatever needs arise as Lewis gets older. This level of confidence and security is really only possible thanks to people leaving kind gifts in their Wills today; to benefit those who may need it tomorrow.

Want to chat?

To speak to us about your Will, to benefit from our Free Will offer or for any further information, please contact Kate Galbraith, Legacy Manager on or call 0333 355 1081.

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