Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Given Lincolnshire's proud and historic links to the Royal Air Force you may well have heard of us as the leading welfare charity for those serving and those who have served in the RAF, as well as their families. They provide a range of support from financial assistance, independent living help to emotional and mental wellbeing support. In addition, they recently launched a new Community Connector service to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst the RAF family across Lincolnshire (based Grantham but covering the whole county) -   https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/raf-benevolent-fund-launches-new-community-scheme-help-isolated-raf-veterans 
 
They estimate that there are approx. 50k veterans in Lincolnshire, a significant number of which will have an RAF connection. Our World War Two and National Service generation are a shrinking demographic and by 2030 we have lost 400,000 of them. It is vital therefore that we reach these individuals now and make them aware of the welfare support available to them. It is for this reason that Fund is about to launch a major reaching out campaign to raise awareness. We know that too often pride and self-reliance holds veterans back from seeking the support available. We are therefore reaching out to their families and friends - we estimate that 1 in 3 people in Lincolnshire has known someone who has served or is serving in the Royal Air Force – to get these veterans back on our radar. 
 

To refer someone to the RAF Benevolent Fund go to www.rafbf.org or ask them to call 0300 102 1919