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    Airplay helped me when my family moved back to the UK from Kuwait

    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.

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    "Airplay helps me get involved"

    Ten-year-old Thomas found it hard to mix when he first joined Airplay at RAF Boulmer. Here Thomas and an Airplay youth worker explain how Airplay has helped him to come out of his shell.

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    What marks the start of a holiday?

    For Alan White, the holiday starts as soon as he crosses the threshold into his accommodation – thanks to the RAF Disabled Holiday Trust.

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    More than 3,000 RAF personnel sign up to Headspace

    Since its launch a year ago, more than 3,000 serving RAF personnel have signed up to use the mindfulness app.

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    Airplay Wittering does London

    Youngsters from Airplay at RAF Wittering took part in a trip to the capital during the summer break. In this guest blog, 17-year-old James tells us about their adventures.

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    "What Airplay means to me"

    This week 16-year-old Natalie Evans from RAF Brize Norton Airplay group shares her story and why going along to Airplay youth sessions is so important for her.

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    Second World War pilot urges RAF veterans to get in touch

    Second World War pilot George Dunn DFC spoke to Thales' staff earlier this week and explained why the RAF Benevolent Fund's appeal is so important.

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    HRH, The Duke of Kent joins celebrations to mark our centenary

    October marked our 100th anniversary and to celebrate the occasion HRH, The Duke of Kent hosted a reception at St James's Palace. The RAF Benevolent Fund brought together 10 beneficiaries from across 10 decades.

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    Stuart Robinson at the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

    The Fund's ambassador represented GB at the event which took place in Japan. Originally founded in London in 2015 to run alongside the Rugby World Cup, this was the 2nd edition of the challenge.

  • Social Engagement Workers RAF Benevolent Fund
    The Fund launches scheme to tackle isolation

    The Social Engagement Workers scheme is initially being launched at RAF Odiham, RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Honington. This new initiative aims to tackle isolation among serving RAF personnel and their families. 

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