Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family.
As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018, the RAF Benevolent Fund is extremely grateful to the Duke of Richmond for making it the chosen beneficiary, at the 2018 Goodwood Revival, working alongside the Richard Burns Foundation. The Revival provides a perfect opportunity to celebrate, commemorate and inspire, in what will be a seminal year for the entire RAF family.
Founded a year after the Royal Air Force, the RAF Benevolent Fund has always been there for any member of the RAF family in their time of need - from the youngest child to the oldest veteran, serving or former members of the RAF, and their dependants too.
Last year the Fund spent over £17 million supporting 65,000 members of the RAF family, providing services ranging from regular financial assistance, retraining grants and care home top-up fees, to welfare breaks and relationship counselling.
Support is also given to those living in more than 30 countries across the world. Locally, the Fund is delighted to assist beneficiaries at Princess Marina House, in Rustington, West Sussex by providing respite and care breaks for members of the RAF family.
To date, almost 200 people have attended a Lunch Club at Princess Marina House, allowing them to catch up with old friends and build new friendships. Sixty people in West Sussex also benefit from a Respite at Home service, which allows veterans to have their care needs met within the home, by a qualified support assistant.
The picturesque RAF Benevolent Fund cottages, Seacot and Shencot, are also located on the coast and are available for RAF couples and families. Throughout 2017 hundreds of people have enjoyed using the cottages in a peaceful setting, offering much needed time together to relax and recuperate.
Support from the Goodwood Revival 2018 will allow the RAF Benevolent Fund to continue supporting thousands of individuals each and every year, and reach those who do not yet know such support exists. Having been there for the RAF family for almost 100 years, the strong and fruitful partnership with the Revival means the Fund can look forward to being there for the next 100 years.
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