The RAF Benevolent Fund celebrated its generous supporters at its annual awards ceremony held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London…
The 10 awards announced included the RAF Stations Challenge Cup, which recognises the Station that has raised the most money through sporting events, and Outstanding Support from an Organisation, which celebrates those organisations that the Fund receives dedicated support from, year after year.
The ceremony was 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.
The most eagerly anticipated award of the night was the RAF Station of the Year, which was won by RAF Odiham. Raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund is very much part of the Station ethos, and over the last 12 months, RAF Odiham has raised more than £20,000 for the charity.
Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “The Fund’s annual awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all of our supporters and an event that we look forward to every year. Congratulations to each of the winners in the 10 categories revealed tonight, we simple could not do what we do without your support.
“This year, the Fund marks its 100th year of support for the RAF Family. To celebrate this milestone, we are encouraging even more people in need to seek our help. The tireless support of this year’s nominees and winners will go a long way towards helping us achieve this goal. The enthusiasm, creativity and generosity we’ve seen throughout the last year is truly inspirational.”