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Youth support

  • First-of-its-kind research looks at children of RAF families

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund launched its Growing Up in the RAF report, which is the first research to look exclusively at the wellbeing of children and young people in the UK with RAF parents.

  • RAF charity supports RAF Brize Norton £23K youth club renovation

    A £23,000 refurbishment project at RAF Brize Norton has revamped The Flat, its Airplay Senior Youth Club. The renovation was supported by a £5,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • RAF Lossiemouth Airplay Seniors RAF Benevolent Fund
    We always have a laugh at Airplay

    Young people from RAF Lossiemouth's senior Airplay group tell us what their time together means to them.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Airplay Film School
    "We miss seeing our friends"

    Airplay is the RAF Benevolent Fund's flagship youth support service, where youngsters come to spend time with their peers, share their problems and smash watermelons! Airplay youth worker Sarah White explains how the fruit was used for special effects during their recent film school.

  • RAF Benson Airplay Connect Covid19 Restrictions RAF Benevolent Fund
    Airplay members stay connected during lockdown

    Airplay members at RAF Benson have stayed in touch during coronavirus restrictions using the new Airplay Connect digital platform. They tell us how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.

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    Airplay youth support scheme receives £110K boost from Wimbledon Foundation

    Airplay youth support scheme, which provides a safe place for youngsters whose parents serve in the RAF, will receive £110K funding over the next three years from the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships.

  • RAF Valley Youth Clubs Airplay Youth Support RAF Benevolent Fund
    RAF Valley play parks and nursery transformed by £100,000 refurbishment

    RAF Valley has reopened two play parks following a refurbishment project to improve the safety for children using these facilities. The project, which cost £33,000, was funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • Brize Norton Remembrance 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund
    Airplay Remembers

    Youngsters from RAF Brize Norton's Airplay group arranged a special gift for local nursing home residents to mark this year's Remembrance Day.

  • Waddington Airplay group RAFBF
    Airplay youngsters go virtual for fun and laughs

    Waddington Airplay group members have been determined not to let COVID-19 restrictions affect their meetings. They've got creative and gone digital to enable the youngsters to continue receiving support, giving them a place to let off steam.

  • Airplay Connect October 2020
    Airplay Connect: Bringing RAF children and young people together this autumn

    Since launching earlier this year, Airplay Connect has been a vital digital resource for all RAF young people and children to enjoy.

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