RAF Benevolent Fund
SecureCloud+ are proud to support the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. They are an independent charity that provides assistance to the RAF family when in need. We were recently invited to Join The Search and Change a Life campaign which is about reaching out to thousands of RAF veterans and their families to help them back on the radar.
Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund said, ‘’Too many ex-Service people do not seek the support that is rightfully theirs due to misplaced pride, shame or through not knowing support is there.”
We attended the launch of the campaign, which was timed to coincide with the Fund’s centenary. The event took place at RAF Odiham in Hampshire and saw 1,000+ RAF Family members come together to form a ‘human radar’ to highlight the charity’s search for those who served and may now need support.
To refer someone to the RAF Benevolent Fund, please get in touch or call 0300 102 1919
Royal Air Force Rugby
Director of Corporate Affairs – Group Captain David Manning ADC MA CMgr FCMI RAF
On behalf of the Chairman, the RAF Rugby Union Board of Trustees, the players and the coaching staff, I would like to extend our collective thanks to Secure Cloud, as one of our loyal Sponsors. Your support over the past 12 months, and especially through the International Defence Rugby Competition, has helped to make a real difference to the overall investment in our teams. It has subsidised tours, ensured that the teams have a corporate image but most importantly it assists the coaching staff with instilling an esprit de corps, which is so vital to providing that competitive edge. This investment in time and money bore fruit with the great number of successes on the rugby pitch in 2015; culminating in the fantastic Senior Squad’s Inter Services win.
To find out more about the Royal Air Force Rugby click here.
Royal Air Force Football Association
This is our first full season connected with Royal Air Force Football, last year we went along to the RAF Cup Final and the end of season Presentation/Awards Dinner. The teams compete in Inter-Services matches against the Army and Royal Navy, as well as national competitions and friendly fixtures. Wider football participation is also promoted via Inter-Region and Royal Air Force Cup competitions. This year we intend to become much more involved in supporting the games, similar to our involvement with Royal Air Force Rugby. Read more at Royal Air Force FA.
Royal Air Force Air Cadets
No 1 Radio School at Royal Air Force Cosford last year completed its first Cyber camp designed to provide cadets with the skills that they will need to protect critical networks and systems against cyber-attack and malicious technology. This course took a number of air cadets through 80 hours of training over an 18 month period, culminating in a week long hands-on intensive training course at Royal Air Force Cosford for the top 10 which resulted in each of them receiving a Gold Award for their performance.
This is our charity of choice and we are in awe of the work they do to help relieve the mental ill-health suffered by ex-Service men and women of all ages. Currently, this charity is supporting almost 6,000 Veterans aged from 18 to 97. Their support is always free of charge and has proven success – also they provide a vital lifeline for their families who often feel unsure of how to gain access to the appropriate medical professional help. To find out more about this worthwhile cause and how to support them, please spend a bit of time in visiting their website Combat Stress.
Jon Egging Trust
SecureCloud+ are delighted to be supporting the Jon Egging trust in their vision to inspire the next generation. The Trust supports young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances and helps them overcome adversity and achieve their full potential through fundraising events along with their youth engagement initiatives. The charity and SecureCloud+ have a similar ethos in terms of inspiring young people and engaging with the community.
Recently, we were invited to the Jon Egging Trust Annual Dinner with a charitable auction, the proceeds of which going towards the trust. We were successful in bidding for a selection of prices including urban mountaineering at the O2. The tickets were later rewarded to our members of staff as a reward for their hard work and commitment.
The Jon Egging Trust offers two youth engagement initiatives in aviation and STEM: Blue Skies and Inspirational Outreach. For more information click here.
SecureCloud+ are pleased to announce their collaboration with Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Charitable appeal as they join them in their expedition to Nepal-Base Camp. As supporters of RAF Football, SecureCloud+ were presented this opportunity by the RAF Shropshire based charitable appeal to take part in their charitable efforts as they look to donate several kit resources to the Gurkha community in Nepal. The Royal Air Force Shawbury based Appeal ended 2019 having delivered football kit to 16 countries worldwide over 35 deliveries. The Appeal, run by Wing Commander Neil Hope MBE, has been operating from the North Shropshire airbase since 2006 and collects donated football kit before re-distributing them to children and adults across the globe.
Later in the year the Appeal team are planning for a smaller visit to Zimbabwe to look at a possible partner school and future delivery route. The Appeal also have ongoing plans for a full delivery trip to Kenya in late 2020 or early 2021.