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A helping hand for service people past and present

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As the RAF celebrates its 100th birthday, and to mark the dedication of service people past and present, this summer Lincolnshire Co-op is fundraising for two armed forces charities through its Community Champions scheme.

The Royal British Legion and RAF Benevolent Fund support forces families in many ways, from help with funeral costs, debt, housing, mobility problems and medical care to training others to support them.

Here’s more about them…

Royal British Legion

Founded by veterans after the First World War, it's a well-established charity in the UK. A century on from the start of that conflict, it's still helping today's service people, veterans, and their families in almost every aspect of daily life.

It champions remembrance and works hard safeguarding the memory of those who have given their lives using education and events.

The Legion also provides specialist compensation advice, help with debt and emergency situations and support through grants and loans. This also helps ease the burden of financial pressure for thousands of service and ex-service people every year.

For more information about the charity, visit its website.

RAF Benevolent Fund

It's the RAF's leading welfare charity and is there to support all serving and former members of the RAF, plus their partners and dependent children.

Since its formation in 1919 it continues to provide a wide range of support from care for young people growing up on RAF stations to welfare breaks for RAF families in need of a holiday.

It understands the pressures serving men and women face and the weight families can feel under. Deployment, separation and frequent moves can all take their toll. Whether their needs are financial, emotional, or around childcare and youth support, the charities welfare provision can alleviate the pressures.

There’s more about the support it offers on its website.

For more information on how Lincolnshire Co-op is raising funds for both charities check out our news story here.

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