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Connections for Life initiative

2022-05-12T09:00:14+01:00May 12, 2022|Crisis, News|

Fighting loneliness with friendship... Our Connections for Life initiative has continued to prove popular with both volunteers and beneficiaries alike. RAF Association Connections for Life manager Sam Squire said the charity had seen growing demand for the service over recent months. ...

RAFALO of the year – Steve Jones

2022-01-05T15:54:26+00:00January 4, 2022|Crisis, News|

Flight Lieutenant Steve Jones has been awarded the Wally Marriot Trophy as the RAF Association Liaison Officer (RAFALO) of the Year.  RAFALOs are serving members of the RAF, who support the Association as a ‘secondary duty’. They are a vital link ...

Rothbury House Christmas appeal

2022-04-01T11:54:07+01:00December 17, 2021|Crisis, News|

Rothbury House Christmas appeal to help house veterans. This Christmas the RAF Association is appealing for help to transform Rothbury House Hotel into a place where RAF veterans and their family members can live in a safe community in their later ...

Connections for Life service is ‘huge success’

2022-04-01T11:59:29+01:00November 12, 2021|Crisis, News|

Our Connections for Life service, a volunteer outreach friendship programme designed to ease loneliness among members of the RAF community, has smashed its target after 120,000 calls were made since its launch in April 2020.  Volunteers with the Royal Air Forces Association’s Connections for Life service collectively made over 6,600 telephone ...

Building Futures appeal

2022-04-01T12:00:51+01:00July 22, 2021|Crisis, News|

Building Futures appeal to help house veterans People keen to reduce loneliness among elderly veterans are being urged to donate to our Building Futures appeal so that we can expand our community housing. The Royal Air Forces Association needs to raise ...

A noble job

2021-07-12T13:44:25+01:00July 9, 2021|Crisis, News|

A noble job Ray Brasier saw distressing air crashes and mid-air collisions during his 23 years as an RAF crash rescue firefighter, a truly noble job. Now living alone in Chelmsford, confined to a wheelchair with his memories, post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Navigating Dementia support forum

2022-04-01T12:01:52+01:00June 30, 2021|Crisis, Events, News|

Members of the RAF community whose lives are being affected by dementia are being urged to support each other by joining the Navigating Dementia online discussion forum. The Royal Air Forces Association – the charity that supports the RAF community – ...

RAF Association COVID-19 response

2021-04-30T14:44:10+01:00April 30, 2021|Crisis, News|

One year on - How the RAF Association rose to the COVID-19 challenge  Nobody at the RAF Association could have predicted, back in early March 2020, the extent to which COVID-19 would affect our charity’s work.  With our eyes fixed on the fast-developing pandemic situation, the RAF Association knew that COVID-19 was already making life harder for the RAF community. ...