Discover the real stories of the incredible people we’ve supported by standing side by side with the Royal Air Force.
In May 2006, Flight Sergeant Mark Yardley and his wife Dawn were given the devastating news that their newborn baby, Sam, had suffered brain damage.
How we helped Mark
With insufficient space to accommodate little Sam’s needs, we were able to step in and help provide a suitable family home.
Jacqui Thompson was left devastated when her husband, Gary, was tragically killed in Afghanistan in 2008.
How we helped Jacqui
We were able to be there for Jacqui and her five daughters when they needed our support most.
An IED explosion in Afghanistan left 31-year-old Corporal Stuart Robinson with 36 injuries including the loss of his lower left leg and severe damage to his right leg and arm.
How we helped Stuart
With a young family, we were able to step in and help Stuart regain his independence and build up his fitness.
After his Stirling bomber was shot down, Doug Vince crawled to safety but was left with severe burns.
How we helped Doug
A year later, Doug found himself in financial difficulty. That is when we were able to step in and help Doug and his young family.
When a life-changing illness struck Ann at just 36, she and her family were faced with the risk of losing their home.
How we helped Ann
Not knowing where to turn, Ann sought our help. We were able step in and provide a suitable family home enabling Ann to get independence back.