RAF charities flying high after councillor’s donation

RAF Benevolent fund donation
RAF Benevolent fund donation

Two RAF-affiliated organisations were given a boost in September by Louth Councillor Pauline Watson, who recently completed her term as Chairman of East Lindsey District Council.

Councillor Watson met with representatives from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial and presented each organisation with a cheque for £685.

She raised the funds by hosting quiz nights, a charity dinner, and other events. She said: “Lincolnshire is an ‘RAF county’ so it just made sense to support these organisations. “The memorial will commemorate the sacrifice of so many during the Second World War, while the RAF Benevolent Fund provides incredible support for serving and former RAF servicemen and women and their families.”

Mike Neville, Director of Fundraising at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said, “Last year, the RAF Benevolent Fund spent over £800,000 to help RAF veterans and serving personnel in Lincolnshire.

“Without the funds raised by our supporters, up and down the country, we 
simply could not deliver the wide range of services that we do.”