The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) is the RAF’S leading welfare charity and spends over £17 million per year meeting the needs of the RAF Family. Provision for Children and Young People comes via two main programmes.
Airplay & Ben Clubs
Airplay and Ben Clubs are the RAF Benevolent Fund's youth support programme, providing youth club sessions on RAF stations and access to the digital platform Airplay Connect, developed for children living on and away from stations. Airplay is delivered at 24 stations across the country and provide safe, supervised activities for children and young people aged five to 18 through a network of trained youth workers. This includes our Ben Clubs which are aimed at children aged five to seven. Airplay at RAF Valley is delivered by the Station Youth Worker under contract by our partner One YMCA. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listening and Counselling Service
To support the children and young people of the RAF Family we have launched a specialist counselling service. The service, provided through our partner Relate, is available for children and young people aged 11 to 18 and on a case-by-case basis for those aged 5 to 10. The service offers support on a wide range of wellbeing and mental health issues including anxiety, low mood, family separation and change, sexuality, bullying and academic pressure. To find out more call our helpline on 0300 222 5703 or email@example.com