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RAF Benevolent Fund

For over 100 years, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been the RAF’s oldest friend – loyal, generous and always there. They support current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial help.

Their vision is that no member of the RAF Family will ever face adversity alone. The Fund is unique in providing a range of support services for serving RAF and their dependants, currently 74% of their beneficiaries are over the age of 65 years. For veterans and their partners, they offer welfare services such as financial grants to aid day-to-day living, or to cover one off unexpected costs, like replacing a broken boiler, through to adapting homes for injured and disabled veterans to help them live independently. They also currently provide over 200 low cost, adapted rental homes in the UK for wounded, injured or sick veterans and their families. In order to tackle loneliness they host weekly Telephone Friendship Groups, to help those who are isolated or feeling lonely, including for surviving partners of veterans and carers.

The Fund is also there to support current serving personnel. They understand the pressures serving men and women and their families can feel. Deployment, separation and frequent moves can all take their toll. As the RAF’s leading welfare charity, they are able to provide a range of support and advice for serving RAF personnel and their dependants. Whether the need be financial, emotional, or assistance with childcare and youth support.

Case Studies

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Useful information

You can keep up to date with their support on their social media pages – Facebook and Twitter.

Request help for yourself or request help for someone else by visiting the website

Helpline number: 0300 102 1919

Royal Air Force Association

RAFA began in its original form in 1929 aiming to support the welfare of serving and ex-serving RAF personnel. It continues in the same vein today, helping those in need across the RAF.

RAFA offer friendship, help and support to members who find themselves in times of need.

The fund receives more than 40000 enquiries a year and they support more than 85 000 beneficiaries through their welfare services. As well as community led support the charity also provide accommodation to 150 people across their 4 retirement complexes in the UK.

To find out more about the fund and how your support through shopping with us is valued visit the website.

www.rafa.org.uk

Shooting Star Chase

We were thrilled to be asked to donate to the Phillip Schofield Charity Shoot at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School. A whopping £130000 was raised for the childrens hospice.

Fly 2 Help

We were delighted to support Fly2Help at their annual dinner at the RAF Club in 2019

Age Concern Lincoln

We were pleased to support Age UK Lincoln, raising funds at their annual dinner at the Hilton, Lincolnshire.

JET

We have worked with JET in many occasions since we launched in 2017

St Pauls Eye Unit, University of Liverpool

We supported the Typhoon Display team on their Lincoln to Liverpool cycle ride raising funds for this very special charity. Read more here.