WHO WE ARE
Cabin Crew Superintendent Dougie East formed the Air Cabin Crew Fund as a self-help group in 1972. Its main aim was to help the cabin crew community, who were absent through illness, keep in touch with the airline and their colleagues.
It is a self-funded organisation with crew members asked to make a voluntary contribution of at least £4 a month from their salaries. At the present time we have around 3000 contributors. In return, personal contact is maintained through periods of sickness. Individual needs are identified and support and assistance is given to the crew members and their families.
Cabin crew are an absent work force and when a crew member is away from flying due to ill health, contact with colleagues is lost. Today, with the larger work force, this problem has increased significantly. The fund has always been administered and maintained by current or retired cabin crew volunteers who freely give of their own time and sometimes have to deal with difficult circumstances.
The team members hold a position of extreme trust as they are often in possession of highly confidential and personal information. The Fund has appropriate GDPR and Privacy Policies
WHAT WE DO
We send to our sick colleagues:-
At 3 weeks a Card and £50.00 Marks & Spencer voucher
At 6 weeks a Card and £50.00 Marks & Spencer voucher
At 3, 4 & 5 months a Card and cheque for £125.00
At 6 months a Card and cheque for £500.00
Subsequent months a Card and cheque for £125.00
The only two stipulations to being a member, and therefore allowing the administrators to know you are off work, are
a) that you must be on an operational roster when you apply and
b) that you contribute at least £4 a month to the Fund.
We hope that you'll never need the support we offer but if you do we'll be here for you
WHAT CABIN CREW SAY
A small selection of the 'Thank You's' that we have received from Cabin Crew in just 3 months
"I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the ACCF for your help & support since the start of the year. It really has been a huge boost , and I'm both humbled & very grateful for your support."
"The cheque for £125 was very much appreciated whilst I am on long term sick battling cancer. The work and generosity of the ACCF is very welcome at a difficult time for me."
"You will never know how much it has helped me financially and how nice it is to know there are people that care as it does feel very much that you're home alone."
I have been flying for 30 years this year and I have contributed to the Fund since joining BA. It is only when you are a receipient that you realise how important the members contributions are and I shall certainly be spreading the word when I'm back flying."
"There really aren't words to express my thanks. The cheque is so gratefully received. Thank you for all the hard and wonderful work that you and your team do."
"I'm hoping to return to work soon but thank you and my ACCF colleagues for remembering me in the meantime. It helps to feel less 'out of the loop'. You all do a great job."
"This is my first time off with long term sickness. Nobody prepares you for it and you have really made a difference to me."
"The work that you and your team do at the ACCF is very much appreciated and, whenever I can, I always recommend crew join this great Fund."