RAF Lossiemouth families have benefitted from a £20k refurbishment of the play area at the Station’s welfare properties. The refit was funded jointly by the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Association, with additional monies coming from revenue from the properties.
RAF Lossiemouth runs six flats and one house as welfare facilities for Service personnel and their families. The properties are provided to make it easier for families and children who may be in other parts of the UK to visit Service personnel in Moray.
The play area at the rear of Clifton Heights, Lossiemouth, was recently refurbished to replace the play equipment and picnic seating, and upgrade the ground cover and surrounding fence, all providing a safer environment for children using the facility.
Sgt Al Connell, Chairman of the Clifton Heights Committee which run the welfare properties was delighted to have the area upgraded:
“The grants from the RAF Association and the RAF Benevolent Fund have made it possible to get the underutilised ground upgraded and provide a safe, fun and welcoming area. Often families and parents have to use the welfare facilities in times of crisis or extreme stress, so knowing their children can enjoy the outdoor area safely will be a boon to many residents.”
“The Clifton Heights property recently welcomed its 7000th resident. This proves without any doubt how important the facility is to RAF Lossiemouth personnel.”
The six flats have been available to Service personnel since 2000; Herman House, a three bedroom house also in Lossiemouth, was made available in 2012.