The team behind an annual event at Broomhall House in Fife have won the title of Fundraising Team of the Year at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual awards.
Lord Charles Bruce, of Broomhall House, Mark Ryan, of Driving Scotland and Stuart Gray, of Knockhill Racing Circuit, have come together for the past two years to raise more than £35,000 for the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
The businessmen first held an event in 2018 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary year, driving a convoy of super cars from South Queensferry across the Forth Road Bridge to the Dunfermline ancestral seat of Robert the Bruce at Broomhall House.
The following year they built on the experience to include flypasts and ground displays to mark the Fund’s own centenary.
Mark Ryan, of Driving Scotland, said: “It is a true honour to help raise funds for this wonderful charity.
“Our history of the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom is something we should all be proud of and I know I am. I am very humbled to accept this on behalf of the whole team.”
The three men all have their own reasons for supporting the Fund.
For Lord Bruce and Stuart Gray, their support is in tribute to relatives who have served their country.
As a former police officer, Mark knows what it is to put duty before self and wants to give something back.
The awards ceremony, held virtually on October 13, was attended by hundreds of RAF personnel and supporters of the Fund.
It celebrated the achievements of those who support the RAF’s leading welfare charity, from dedicated individuals and groups to RAF stations and corporate partners.
Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “Huge congratulations to all of the winners, especially the team behind Broomhall. We truly would not be able to do what we do without every single one of our supporters whether it be raising money or awareness, helping us to reach even more members of the RAF Family.”