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LETTER: Helping those left behind
As the RAF’s leading welfare charity, one of the most important things the RAF Benevolent Fund does is support those who have been left behind. People like Jacqui Thompson whose husband Gary was killed in Afghanistan in 2008. The charity was there to provide financial assistance to Jacqui and the couple’s five daughters in the immediate aftermath of Gary’s sudden death and in the years that followed. Offering financial assistance is just one of the ways the Fund can help those left behind who are lonely and isolated. We have introduced a number of new initiatives aimed at helping veterans. One such service is the Individual Support Service which practical and emotional support to older veterans.
 

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Hellingly and Horsebridge
CHARITY FARMHOUSE BREAKFAST: The 10th Farmhouse Breakfast in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is being held on Monday in Hellingly Village Hall. Proceeds from this event, which is being sponsored by Barclays Bank, go to help farmers and farm workers who have fallen on hard times, particularly this year help is being given to Cumbrian farmers who were affected by the flooding. This event is also a chance for local people to get together and to showcase local produce. Pre-booking is required. Gill Hesselgrave 01323 844613.
 

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