Mablethorpe RAFA, one of the oldest branches in the country is calling out for people to join their organisation in order for the branch to keep on running.
The group was originally formed back in the late 1940’s, but shut down for a few years due to the terrible floods in 1953, but quickly reformed just a few years later.
They have a strong membership of 90 on the books, but are appealing for others to come forward and pledge their support within the organisation’s committee.
As many of the committee members are wishing to retire at the end of the year, the branch will have to close down if a full committee cannot be found.
For those who are unaware of the RAFA organisation, it stands for the Royal Air Force Association and consists of personnel both current and former members of the Royal Air Force, but anyone is able to join up as associates within the branch as many of the members wives and partners are part of the organisation. Chairman of the RAFA organisation, Peter Atkins said:“Anyone is welcome to be a part of the Mablethorpe RAFA.
“We have a lot of members on our books, but many of them are at an age where they would like to step down from the committee.
“Our organisation cannot continue to run without a formal committee and if no-one is found to fill these roles during our annual AGM in February, then our branch will have to close.
“We need to have at least a chairman, vice-chairman, a treasurer and secretary.”
Peter also said: “As an organisation we do a lot of fund raising to help out those ex-service men and women who were once in the RAF or for those that are still active.
“But that’s not all we do, we always try to make our events social as well, so there really is something for everyone to come down and enjoy.”
The Mablethorpe RAFA meets every third Wednesday of the month at Mablethorpe Conservative Club in Victoria Road at 7.30pm.
Go on down and meet them and see what you think.