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A celebration of supporters was held at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual awards ceremony in London…

The recipients of 10 awards spanning RAF Station of the Year to incredible corporate support were announced, watched by an audience of RAF personnel, including Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier and beneficiaries of the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

As in previous years, the night’s most hotly contested award was the RAF Station of the Year which went to RAF Marham. Throughout 2017, personnel from RAF Marham carried out a host of fundraising challenges, all in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Personnel reached new heights when they scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the team galvanised public interest and participation in events such as the New Year’s Eve 10K and GEAR 10K and they hosted many other fundraising activities such as quizzes, golf tournaments and even a Tornado pull during their Families’ Day.

RAF Marham’s collective efforts have raised more than £30,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “The annual awards ceremony are a highlight in the RAF Benevolent Fund’s calendar as it’s a chance for us to champion all of our wonderful supporters and share the incredible stories of the people they enable us to help. This year’s cohort of nominees and award winners are all truly inspiring; their creativity and endeavour to continue to support our charity is what inspires all of us at the Fund to carry out our mission of ensuring no member of the RAF Family faces adversity alone.”

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