Directors of Loddon Brewery, Chris and Vanessa Hearn joined Gp Capt Richard Mason, Station Commander of RAF Benson, and Paul Hewson, RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Director for London, Home Counties and South England at the Station Happy Hour on Friday 2 March 2012 to launch a Limited Edition Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund beer. The beer known as “Founder ‘s Gold” in recognition of the forthcoming RAF Benevolent Fund Founders Day on 1 April is being sold at RAF Benson to promote the Fund around the station. The striking pump clip attached to beer pump will help raise awareness of the Fund amongst the station personnel and thanks to the fantastic support and generosity of the Loddon Brewery will also raise money for the Fund. The idea was the brainwave of the Fund’s champion at RAF Benson, Sqn Ldr Steve McCann who enjoys the occasional pint of Loddon beer and felt that this would be excellent way of promoting Founder‘s Day at RAF Benson. RAF Benson is extremely proud to play their part in supporting the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
Vanessa Hearn said, “Having lived in Benson for the past 24 years, We’ve always felt an affinity towards the RAF base. We have supplied our beer to the base for a number of years now and when offered, we jumped at the chance to help raise funds for the RAFBF. It’s a fantastic cause and we really hope that the beer will be enjoyed by many and help raise a few pounds for the Fund”.