My commemorative tour of my father’s wartime RAF airfields in ‘his’ 1935 Singer Le Mans will raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund – see also below. My father, ex-Flt Lt Bryan Wild, contracted Parkinson’s disease towards the end of his life and the RAFBF helped him and my mother to cope at home in all kinds of different ways. It meant a lot to us, and knowing that the RAFBF relies entirely on voluntary funding, we would like to give something back. The funds raised from my ‘Where They Served’ tour will hopefully do that.TO DONATE
BY TEXT: simply text WTSD70 £(amount) to 70070 – the amount you donate will be taken directly from your mobile phone account.
ONLINE: go to justgiving.com/wheretheyserved
BY CHEQUE: Please send your cheque payable to RAF Benevolent Fund to Elizabeth Halls, Where They Served, Warren House, Wapley Hill, Stansbatch, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9LQ. If your donation is for £50 or above, please consider Gift-Aiding your donation by downloading an RAF Benevolent Fund Gift Aid declaration form from their website here and including it with your gift.
For more information, visit the RAFBF ‘About us’ website page;
To DOWNLOAD a ‘Where They Served’ leaflet (pdf) and donation form: INFORMATION LEAFLET & DONATION FORM
ABOUT THE RAF BENEVOLENT FUND
In their own words, this is what the RAF Benevolent Fund is about:
WHY WE EXIST
We have three main goals, or charitable objects. These are the reasons that we exist as a charity.
- The first is to maintain and preserve the RAF Memorial in London on behalf of the nation.
- The second is to provide assistance to the RAF family, when they are in need.
- The third is to support the morale and wellbeing of the serving RAF.
We are also responsible for the new Bomber Command Memorial in central London.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a spectrum of care, supporting everyone from children growing up on RAF stations, to those serving today to keep our skies safe, to the veterans who fought for our freedom.