Families at RAF Spadeadam have received activity packs to help keep children occupied during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The activity packs are the result of a grant awarded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity.
The Fund has made £2,500 available for each RAF station to provide an activity and wellbeing pack for RAF children who will be missing out on its Airplay youth support sessions which have been temporarily paused.
The packs provided to families at RAF Spadeadam included grow-your-own kits, activity books, a journal and more.
Wing Commander Tim McAuley, Station Commander at RAF Spadeadam, said: “The current lockdown is proving to be particularly hard for those RAF personnel with young children and, thanks to the support from the RAF Benevolent Fund, the purchase of these activity packs will go some way in helping to keep children engaged and occupied.
“This support is simply the latest in a range of ways that the Fund has supported us throughout the years, whether that be assisting us in providing welfare facilities for our personnel and families or small grants to help service personnel deal with a range of issues. On behalf of all the Service personnel and their families, I thank the RAF Benevolent Fund for their enduring and unwavering support”.
The RAF Benevolent Fund provides financial, emotional and practical assistance to serving and retired RAF personnel and their families. This includes grants to help with financial difficulty, specialist advice on benefits, support with care needs, and more.