GENEROUS cinema goers have helped to boost the work of The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The Royal Albert Hall gala screening of the much-loved British classic film The Dam Busters, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous Second World War raid, was shown at selected Curzon Cinemas on Thursday, May 17.

One of the cinemas to show the newly-restored 4K film was the Knutsford Curzon, where it was live streamed.

Audience members attending the cinema were greeted by members of the 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron Air Cadets, who were fundraising on behalf of The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

“The cadets managed to raise a total £84.67 thanks to the kind generosity of local people,” said Officer Commanding Pilot Officer Mark Hughes, who attended the fundraising collection with the cadets from 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron.

The 2056 (Knutsford) Squadron will be hosting an open recruitment event in July for cadets and adult staff volunteers, and details of the event will be confirmed soon.