Lincoln MP sponsors event for military families

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has learnt about what life is like for young people in military families as part of an event he sponsored.

Karl McCartney met with young people from RAF families, including some from RAF Waddington, at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons.

The young people spoke about what is was like having a parent in at armed forces, and a report detailing the good impact that the Airplay programme has on their lives.

The Airplay programme launched in 2010, and works as a means of support and activities for young people aged 8-18 with RAF families.

Karl McCartney said: “It is an honour to sponsor the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons.

“While society recognises the sacrifices made by serving personnel, it is easy to forget the sacrifices made by their families.

“The RAF Benevolent Fund’s Airplay project is unique in that it is the first of its kind in the Service community and provides a safe and supported environment for children and young people to meet, as well as vital continuity for children re-locating between stations.

“I will remain on hand to help the RAF Benevolent Fund in any way I can in the future.”