Charity is very important to the RAF Falcons and every year they find time during their busy schedule to raise money for select charities nominated by the team.

The charities selected for the 2017 season are 'Sobell House' and the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) Wings Appeal.

Sobell House

Their staff accompany patients and their families on perhaps the most difficult journey they will ever make.

Sobell House care for people at the end of their lives and support their families, friends and carers. They have been doing it for more than 40 years.

Every day, their staff care for around 150 people in the Hospice, the Community and in the hospitals of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH).

They focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Their aim is to support people in living as well and as fully as possible in the time they have left. They help in so many different ways from managing pain and symptoms, to advising on access to financial assistance and enabling people to keep their independence for as long as possible.

Any funds raised by the community will go directly towards helping expand and grow the care Sobell House provides to the people of Oxfordshire.

Visit their website www.sobellhouse.org for more information.

RAF Association

The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. Receiving no government contributions, their work is completely funded by the generosity of members and through vital donations from supporters in the general public and from businesses.

The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.

Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, they are there to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Royal Air Force Association Wings Appeal canopy which will be flying into various events throughout the display season. For more information on the Wings Appeal go to; https://www.rafa.org.uk/get-involved/wings-appeal


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