Taking it's lead from the various SyFy and Star Trek Conventions held in the UK and worldwide, RAFSTA always includes Charity Fund Raising as part of it's social gatherings.
The AGM weekends feature a Charity auction and raffle where items donated by members and supportive companies are sold.
The Charity to be supported is chosen by the membership at the AGM and support usually runs for one year, although this period can be extended. The club tries to make a point of staying away from big high profile charities, to concentrate on smaller ones that may get less support, or charities that are linked to members through personal experiences.
To date RAFSTA has raised in excess of £10'000 and supported numerous charities.
If you have a charitable organisation you feel would benefit from our efforts, then please get in touch.
The charity that has been chosen for 2015 is FAB (Families Activity Breaks)
Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service charitable initiative in partnership with YHA (England & Wales) Ltd., providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families.
The auction at the 2015 AGM, raised just under £1000 for FAB. A fantastic amount raised.