The RAF Benevolent Fund
The RAF Benevolent Fund is taking part in Red, White and Blue Day on the 11th October 2013.
Red, White and Blue Day is being run jointly by, The RAF Benevolent Fund, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families.
The theme for the Red, White and Blue Day is directed towards schools, giving a chance for every school in the country to show its support for the huge number of Service families in the UK.
The first ever Red, White and Blue Day was held in October 2011, with 54,000 children from 175 schools taking part. The event was part of the wider Ten for Ten project, which marked ten years of British Forces Involvement in Afghanistan.
Once again it is hoped to involve as many schools as possible, with children being encouraged to wear something red, white or blue on the day, each donating £1 towards the cause. Each of the schools here at Marham have agreed to take part and in addition will be asking parents to donate any old clothing that may have to spare, the proceeds from the sale of which will be donated to the charities.
In addition, a special Red, White and Blue cake morning will be held at Home Alone in the Chaplaincy Centre to which all are invited. This will also be a drop off point for old clothing so if you have any old clothing you wish to donate or just wish to stop by for a cuppa and cake please call into the Chaplaincy Centre on Friday 11th October and take part in this great fund raising event for the RAF’s very own charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund.