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RAF Airplay & Ben Youth Clubs

A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland have been awarded a 4-year contract to deliver the RAF Benevolent Fund’s flagship Airplay programme from January 2022. YMCA Cornwall’s youth clubs will support children from military families in the Newquay area.

Airplay and Ben Clubs provide youth club sessions on RAF stations and access to the digital platform Airplay Connect, developed for children living away from stations.

Growing up as part of a military family has its challenges as parents often spend long periods away from home and children are required to move school and home frequently. Airplay aims to address these issues by providing a safe place for youngsters to spend time with their peers, with support on hand if needed. Airplay is designed to help meet the social, recreational and developmental needs of children and young people of the RAF family, as well as providing respite and support to their parents.