AN appeal for volunteers has been made by an RAF Lossiemouth fundraising group launched last year in support of past and present airmen and women and their families.
All proceeds raised by the group go to the RAF Benevolent Fund, a welfare charity which has offered a lifeline to air force personnel since 1919.
Formed as a way of saying thank you to the RAFBF for the care it has pledged to provide to veterans, current serving personnel and even children growing up on airbases, the group successfully organised its first two fundraising events before Christmas.
And co-ordinator Karen Cox said a get-together will be held in Lossiemouth later this month for anyone interested in supporting the cause to meet the current crop of volunteers and learn more about future plans.
"Enthusiastic volunteers have already come up with several ideas and the group is excited to get plans made and events organised, but they need more people to make it happen," said Mrs Cox.
The meeting takes place on January 27 at the RAF Childcare Centre in Lossiemouth's Muirton Road (3pm – 5pm), with cake and refreshments provided.
"There is room for every level of involvement, whether it’s taking part in an event, supporting, baking cakes or just spreading the word," Mrs Cox added, "so don’t be put off by time restraints or limitations.
"With a list of local events that people might like to take part in to raise funds themselves, with the group’s support, there really is something for everyone to get their teeth into. All you need to bring is a pen and paper and your enthusiasm."
RSVP is necessary, so anyone keen to come along to the event should email email@example.com or call 01343 813999/ 07540 523993.
The group can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
It was officially launched late last year at an RAF Lossiemouth recruitment day attended by the base’s station commander, Grp Cpt Ian Gale – whose wife Sally is one of the fundraising co-ordinators – and Dorothy Aitken, regional administrator for the RAFBF.
Last year the group raised over £700 through a Christmas fayre and quiz night, and they are keen for their success to continue into this year.