We’d like to give a huge thank you to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) for their generous grant of £18,000 to help towards the cost of care for RAF veterans here at Broughton House.
Grants from Armed Forces Organisations, such as the RAFBF,  have been crucial in allowing our home to weather the financial storm of the back of COVID-19 and now the cost of living crisis.
The RAFBF are helping Broughton House residents such as David Teacher MBE, who signed up for the RAF in September 1942, when he was just 18 years old. He volunteered for the No 71 RAF Beach Unit as an M.T. mechanic. David’s unit was amongst the first to land on the beaches of Normandy, on Juno Beach, June 6th 1944, where he stayed living in a trench for 3 months.
David in RAF Uniform. David is supported by the RAFBF grant
Since joining Broughton House in 2021, David has become an active member of the home, partaking in many activities and being a figurehead at our Remembrance Day Ceremony, laying the Broughton House wreath alongside ambassador, Andy Reid.
The RAFBF provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and their families. This support can come in any form, from mobility aids and confidential counselling to financial grants, everything is tailored to individual needs.
The fund has supported the airmen since it was first founded in 1919 as the Royal Air Force Memorial Fund, endeavouring to take care of 2,600 widows/dependents and 7,500 injured men who would have little prospects of employment as a result of the First World War.
We are incredibly appreciative of the support shown to our home by the RAFBF, as they have once again provided vital financial aid to our residents who once served in the RAF.