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Paint the town red… and yellow, pink, blue, green and purple for the RAF Association!

The Royal Air Forces Association wants to keep everyone near RAF Cosford and RAF Wittering in the pink at RAFA Colour Chaos on 26 August and 9 September respectively.

These fun family events, open to the general public, are being held within the grounds of RAF Cosford and RAF Wittering and will entail approximately 5km of colourful fun. You can run, jog, dance, walk, whatever you feel like; the one certain thing is that you will get plastered in powder paint!

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RAF Association launches new gift to help parents feel closer to home

The Royal Air Forces Association is helping serving personnel feel more connected to home by launching the ‘Wings Doodle Box’.

The boxes will be given to all children who receive a Storybook Wings story from now until the end of 2018 and are being launched to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the hugely popular scheme. The boxes contain a pillow case, wash bag, welcome home banner and cards, all of which can be coloured in using the fabric pens provided. The box itself can also be coloured in to make it stand out in a parent or carer’s bedroom.

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Tackling Veterans’ homelessness: A Call to Action – pledge your support

We asking you to pledge your support and to update you on some very positive developments on our quest to eliminate Veterans’ homelessness following our reception at the House of Lords in March.

The University of York research that we launched at the reception highlights how some ex-Service personnel slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Evidence suggests that well over a thousand ex-service personnel each year require urgent support to find accommodation.

On the back of this research we developed a Call to Action to help tackle this important issue.

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Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards

The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.

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Take part in the RAF Association’s survey and make your voice matter

The RAF Association is running one of its largest information gathering surveys ever and needs you to complete it.

The welfare team at the Association has put together a short (5 to 10 minute) secure online survey to understand more about the activities and needs of members of the RAF family. Whether you are currently serving, have served, or you are the family member of a serving person the charity wants to ensure that its activities are tailored to meet your needs.

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