On collecting her award, Sue said: “We are so touched to receive this award; it means so much to us. No one expects to lose a child but when we did, the Fund were there for us. It felt as though they dropped everything to be there for us. So for us we wanted to give something back but you don’t have to have gone through something like this to raise money for charity.”
This is the sixth year that the RAF Benevolent Fund has recognised the outstanding contributions of its supporters, personnel on stations and corporate partners who support the charity each year. The awards ceremony, which was sponsored by Lockheed Martin, was held at Gibson Hall, London.
Last year the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, spent £18.8 supporting the RAF Family, from the youngest child growing up on an RAF station to a wounded veteran ending his career early to a Second World War veteran living out his retirement in dignity.