On Thursday 6 October 2011, the RAF High Wycombe SSAFA In-Service Committee held a ‘Big Brew Up’ Coffee Morning to raise money for SSAFA –  the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. The main event was held in the Oakshott Centre on 3 Site but cakes were also taken on trolleys around some of the buildings on 1 Site.  Committee members and volunteers sold tea, coffee and cakes and also held a raffle. Various stalls were available to start people off with their Christmas shopping

The Big Brew Up was hugely successful and I would like to thank Jane Akazi from Serco ESS for donating so many delicious cakes to the event and also the ladies from the Thursday Club and the ladies at Medmenham, who held their own coffee mornings, which contributed to the overall total. Also, many thanks to the stall holders who donated raffle prizes.  Due to the generosity of so many people, we were able to raise the fantastic sum of £945.77!  All the money raised by the committee and volunteers at RAF High Wycombe stays on the station and is used for serving personnel and their families.

Our Community Volunteers are friendly faces to whom serving personnel and their families can turn in times of need. They offer low key practical help on a confidential basis. Whatever your role, either as a committee member or being a volunteer, working for SSAFA Forces Help is a uniquely rewarding experience, with plenty of challenges and choice. We provide training appropriate to each role and cover all out of pocket expenses.

If you would like to know more about how SSAFA could help you or if you would like to become a Community Volunteer, please contact Tracey Clark at the HIVE on 01494 497831 or by e-mail at