As Royal Air Forces (RAF) Northolt is in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, I am committed to supporting them whenever I can.
I met with RAF Association today - an organisation that has supported the RAF community including veterans and their families, for more than 90 years. They support them through hardships, injuries and bereavements.
In 2022, RAF Association has helped more than 85,000 people to remain active and valued members of their local communities. They also spent just under £14 million providing critical services to help people in the RAF community overcome difficulties ranging from physical and mental wellbeing issues to financial struggles.
They are also supported in their mission by a global network of 2,650 volunteers and 67,000 members across 100 countries and 249 branches.
Could you become a volunteer?
Connections for Life fights loneliness with friendship, and it depends on a dedicated team of volunteers. If you are able to offer some of your time, please visit our website and complete the registration form.
It is easy to sign up and you will receive all the training needed.
Volunteers help bring companionship and joy to someone in the RAF community who is struggling, right now.
Also, if you are a veteran who is reading this and you are finding it tough - or if you are someone who knows a veteran that is struggling at the moment, RAF Association is offering mental health wellbeing training courses online for non-serving members of the RAF community.
Whatever your connection to the RAF, their tailored courses will help you learn practical steps to overcome some of the most difficult challenges you may face.