Christmas without loved ones can be tough, but one RAF Scampton family know that while they're missing Ch Tech Steve Forrest, thanks to him another family have their Dad at home.
As the end of the year approaches, we at the RAF Benevolent Fund have been reflecting on the past year – our centenary year – and are appealing to the public to think about those who may need support this Christmas.
Hundreds of RAF personnel serving away from their families over the Christmas period are being helped by RAF charities to celebrate together and combat loneliness.
Staff at Princess Marina House, our care and respite centre on the south coast, tell us about the best gifts they've given RAF veterans staying with them. Just a few days away by the seaside with the support of our dedicated staff makes a huge difference to the guests.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that we have pledged to donate £170,000 in three grants to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, with funds going to their casework service, Forcesline and Norton House over the next three years.
We asked our Welfare team to tell us about the grants they've made this year which have had a huge impact on the RAF Family. It turns out that sometimes it's the smallest things which make a difference. Like a laptop, funding for a taxi or dipping your toes in the sea.
Members of RAF Coningsby's Airplay group have won a £500 prize with their film showing why Airplay matters to them.
Over 250 supporters joined us on 5 December for the Fund’s annual carol concert at St Clement Danes, the Church of the Royal Air Force.
We look at how the festive season can have an impact on your mental health and suggest ways that might help to get you through the season and manage your wellbeing.
Fourteen-year-old Rachel Allison had to make a whole new set of friends when her family returned from Kuwait. The RAF Shawbury Airplay group was there to support her as she settled in.