RAF Halton receives Certificate of Appreciation from RAFA

During the Royal Air Forces Association 70th Anniversary Annual Conference, in Eastbourne 10-12 May 13, RAF Halton was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the Station’s continued support, especially the RAFA Liaison Officers, in recruiting new members to the Association in 2012.

The RAF Association needs to raise over £8 million each year to help those who have sacrificed so much for their country. One of the ways RAF Halton’s RAFALO Team supports this cause is by organising and participating in fundraising for the RAF Association’s Wings Appeal. The Wings Appeal supports serving and ex-RAF personnel and their families, whenever they are in need.  Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back onto his feet, a young child missing their parent away on an overseas operation or a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, they are there to help. The RAF Association’s Wings Appeal receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on the generosity of the public to raise the funds for its vital welfare work.

The RAFALO Team at RAF Halton are always looking for new members to get involved with the very busy programme of supporting fundraising events, supporting our local RAFA Branches and offering help where possible for those serving and ex–RAF personnel and their families who may require a helping hand in whatever form.

Join the RAF Association
If you would like to become a member of RAFA either as a full-member if currently serving or as an Associate-member, proposed by an existing member, you can do so easily by visiting: www.rafa.org.uk/members/Become-a-Member

The RAF Halton RAFALO Team needs you!
If you are looking for a truly rewarding secondary duty with the opportunity to raise the RAF Association’s profile, provide support to our local RAFA Branches, assist in organising fundraising events and, more importantly, give a little of your time to help the whole RAF Family, call or email the RAF Halton RAFALO Team OIC, Flt Lt Paul Ellis, RTS, Ext 6016 / HAL-RTS BECKETT OC (Ellis, Paul Flt Lt).

Just do something for RAFA!
Alternatively, if you or someone you know, is considering organising or participating in an event, why not choose RAFA as your charity? The RAFALO Team can help by providing guidance on fundraising and the provision of RAFA T-shirts, RAFA merchandise and collection buckets if required. Just give one of the following personnel a call for more information:

Flt Lt Paul Ellis, RTS, Ext 6016; Sgt Sue Davies, TAC, Ext 6649; FS Si Porter, LSTS, Ext 6618; Sgt Steph Howat, LSTS, Ext 6397; Chf Tech Martin Howat, TAC, Ext 6151; Cpl Ian Newbold, RTS, 6564.

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