News

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!

Read more

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.

Read more

Regulator publishes its annual report and accounts

The Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2017-18 financial year.

The report sets out the work the Commission has undertaken in 2017-18 to meet its strategic aims to protect charities from abuse and mismanagement, enable trustees to run their charities effectively, encourage transparency and accountability, and serve as an efficient and effective regulator.

Read more

Cobseo at the RAF 100 flypast 2018

Just about everyone in the country by now should be aware the RAF is 100 years old this year. A relative youngest compared to the Royal Navy and the Army but nonetheless a vital component in Britain’s modern armed services. Whilst the sleek fighter aircraft get the admiring looks for the public and media photographers, we should not forget the essential and frequently unsung work undertaken by the RAF’s helicopters and transport squadrons, as well as the large cast of supporting specialists on the ground preparing people and planes for duty.

Read more

RAF youngster to perform coin toss at Wimbledon Ladies’ Final

Eleven-year-old Tia Carter will represent the Royal Air Force and the RAF Benevolent Fund when she takes part in the Coin Toss Ceremony on Centre Court on Saturday, 14 July.

Tia and the RAF Benevolent Fund were nominated by the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Championships to mark the centenary of the RAF and the longstanding relationship between the Armed Forces and Wimbledon.

Read more

Regulator publishes new research into factors the public associate with trustworthy charities

“Transparency is not enough: Charities need to demonstrate authenticity to rebuild trust” Charity Commission tells charities.

Being true to their values and the ability to demonstrate efficiency and impact join transparency among the most important ingredients of trustworthiness in charities, according to new research.

The Charity Commission has published the latest in a series of authoritative, independent studies examining the factors that the public associate with a trustworthy charity.

Read more

Tyne and Wear veteran completes ultimate challenge for SSAFA

A local Navy veteran has completed the ultimate SAS selection challenge and raised over £4,000 for the charities that have supported him after he was diagnosed with PTSD.

Last Saturday, John Mew, 60, from Dinnington in Newcastle took part in the gruelling 24km Fan Dance Race, which sees participants run over the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons, Pen Y Fen, not just once – but twice.

Read more

Rally for Heroes going full throttle over 3,000 miles to honour the fallen and support SSAFA, the Armed Forced Charity

At 10.15am on 2 August 2018, Rally for Heroes will roar away from a starting block of the Horse Guards Parade and down The Mall in London, just outside Buckingham Palace. Set to be launched by a celebrity special guest, the 60 vehicle-strong convoy will head down to Dover and then cover a total of 3,000 miles across Europe – 5 miles for every fallen Forces hero since the start of the Afghanistan campaign.

Read more

SAPPER SUPPORT picks up 2 prestigious awards

Within the last 3 months, SAPPER SUPPORT has picked up 2 prestigious awards, the Best Mental Health Support Charity at the AI 2018 Business Excellence Awards and the Best Charity of the Year for 2018 at the Best New Business Awards 2018.

SAPPER SUPPORT is a personable support helpline that is making a huge difference despite its size. With a unique approach, growing contacts and a forward thinking CEO, it is now time to expand, whilst all the time maintaining our ‘human contact’.

Read more
Items 11 to 20 of 6003
Our Executive Members

RT @SoldierOnAwards: We're incredibly proud to announce nominations for the #SoldieringOnAwards 2019 are now open - please RT, share and no… … view tweet

By @Cobseo 1 day ago