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Older RAF veterans and dependants

By choosing to support the Fund, your Trust or grantmaker can help meet the financial, practical and emotional needs of older members of the RAF Family.

Reaching the older generation

Three-quarters of the current RAF Family is made up of older veterans and their dependants. Many served in World War Two or did National Service. The welfare services available to them reflect the issues they face. We're developing new services based on research identifying their top welfare concerns: self-care, mobility, and relationships or isolation.

By choosing to support the Fund, you can help meet the financial, practical and emotional needs of older members of the RAF Family.

Good food, great company

One service designed to combat isolation is the Lunch Club at Princess Marina House, available daily to the older RAF community.

Lunch Club guest

The Lunch Club serves a home-made, nutritionally balanced meal, in a relaxed and social environment, followed by activities such as craft work, and afternoon tea.

Supported by the Aged Veterans Fund, the Lunch Club has proved very popular and been shown to improve self-esteem, as well as encouraging leisure activities in guests' own homes.

You can support the expansion of the Lunch Club, helping elderly RAF veterans to make new friends and have fun. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Trust team on trusts@rafbf.org.uk.

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