Often, children describe the most challenging experiences as the ones they have enjoyed most. In a recent visit to Grange Primary School, Neil heard how much pupils had enjoyed visiting Castle Head Outdoor Centre, climbing and then standing on top of a very high and deliberately wobbly wooden pole – a huge challenge requiring considerable courage.
Our trustees also regularly meet with representatives of the service charities we support, and again, it is inspiring to hear the difference our money makes. The RAF Benevolent Fund support a wide community of former RAF service-people and their dependents, a typical project being funding the conversion of a property for use by an injured amputee Iraq veteran. Or providing residential care for older veterans and widows.