RAFBF ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN
At the Bomber Command Memorial Annual Service in June this year, our Association Chairman Mike Westwood met the Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), AVM David Murray, son of the late trade unionist, Lord Len Murray.
AVM Murray asked if we could spread word to our Association members about the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Anniversary Campaign, whose aim is to increase the support given to RAF family members, who may need urgent financial help - particularly WW2 veterans.
In this day and age of the internet and social media, many veterans and/or their families who might need support, have ‘fallen off the radar’ by them not having smart-phone or computer expertise and hence their plight is unknown. It is the RAFBF’s Campaign aim to learn of these unknowns who have served their country in the past and who might now need financial help.
From AVM David Murray:
This year is the RAF Benevolent Fund's Centenary Anniversary. They are delighted to unveil their new Centenary campaign 'Join The Search. Change A Life.' which launched recently. The RAFBF have an ambitious campaign to double the number of RAF Family members that enjoy their support to 100,000 by 2021.
They are calling on the public to reach out to those who served as regulars or reservists or did their National Service in the RAF and who urgently need the help of the RAFBF.
The simple message which they need to publicise is this: if you know any RAF veterans or their families who may need support, visit rafbf.org or call 0300 102 1919.
A video of the RAFBF 'human radar' launch event at RAF Odiham in June, may be seen on the RAFBF website and other social media posts are also available should you wish to see any of them.
Do let our Partnerships team know if you have any questions about the material, or the campaign itself.
Visit the You Tube video to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M_8BovRwWI
And see Twitter:
“The 10 Squadron Association is proud to be supporting a new campaign from the @RAFBF to get RAF veterans in need back on the radar.
Find out how you can show your support and help change a life: http://bit.ly/2RpQzKA #JoinTheSearch #ChangeALife “
Air Vice-Marshal David Murray
Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund