Charity is very important to the RAF Falcons and every year they find time during their busy schedule to raise money for select charities nominated by the team.
The charities selected for the 2021 display season are The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Royal Air Forces Association, Homeless Oxfordshire and MS Society.
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAF Benevolent Fund or RAFBF) is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF – regardless of rank – as well as their partners and dependents. They help members of the RAF family deal with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement. Any member of the RAF family can approach the fund for help, which includes serving and former members of the RAF, their partners and dependents. To find out more: https://www.rafbf.org/
Royal Air Forces Association
When one of the RAF family needs a friend, they turn to us, the Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association or RAFA). That’s because we can be there on the doorstep, in person, to help sort out the problem and share the load. When times are tough, nothing beats friendly, face-to-face support from someone who really cares.
Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.
Our members make the difference. The vital role of our tens of thousands of members can’t be overstated. In over 350 branches and 90 countries worldwide, our members are at the heart of the Association. Many volunteer their time to deliver welfare services, raise essential funds and help in countless other important ways. To find out more: www.rafa.org.uk/
Homeless Oxfordshire provide short term accommodation with access to high quality support and initiatives that enable people to have a safe space, in which they can begin to take control of their own lives and recover from homelessness.
Through the provision of a wide range of different types of accommodation, people will learn how to manage a tenancy, have improved self-esteem, a more positive self-identity and gain the skills that will enable them to move on, live and succeed with greater independence.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society) is the UK’s largest charity for people affected by MS. The organisation funds research, campaigns for change and provides services that help people with MS and their families.
It is a membership organisation, with around 29,000 members, made up of people living with MS, their friends and families. The MS Society has a network of branches (approximately 270) and 5,500 volunteers, who help to raise awareness and funds, both locally and nationally.
The RAF Falcons are proud to be supported by: