The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce a new partnership with Casio. Through the release of their new G-SHOCK watch, Casio is donating £10,000 to the charity for its welfare programmes supporting RAF personnel and veterans.
Luke Wigman and Mike Goody were both young airmen in the RAF Regiment with long careers ahead of them, when injuries in Afghanistan changed their lives in the blink of an eye. Their roads to recovery were long, but with the help of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, both found their footing in new careers in the civilian world.
The watch, which bears the RAF logo, was inspired by the RAF’s durable and versatile Chinook helicopters and developed as the ultimate pilot’s watch. Designed in conjunction with RAF pilots, its special features include a hybrid system of Atomic Time Keeping and GPS for accuracy and carbon hands that can withstand up to 12Gs while in rotation. Learn more about the watch’s inspiration, the RAF Chinook, at www.g-shock.co.uk/raf .
Philippa Gullen, RAF Benevolent Fund Head of Corporate Fundraising, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with Casio’s support of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Last year the charity spent over £18 million supporting RAF personnel and veterans which would not be possible without the help of supporters, like Casio. Through their generous donations we are able to help young guys like Mike Goody and Luke Wigman with life after injury.”
Tim Gould, Head of Marketing at Casio UK said: "We are delighted to support the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in the great work they do with RAF personnel and veterans."
In the past year, the RAF Benevolent Fund, as the RAF’s leading welfare charity, helped over 60,000 members of the RAF family with a range of services, from child-care centres and youth workers on each Station, to relationship counselling, and assistance with financial, housing, and medical needs.