AirSmiles Day Gives Kids a Lift Fly2Help event now in fourth year at Broughton
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 6th, 2015
Youngsters from the Wrexham area who are living with life trauma were given a boost with a short flight and fun day out thanks to Airbus and the fly2help charity.
Now in its fourth year, the AirSmiles Day saw children from St Christopher’s School in Wrexham and the Rossett Army Cadet Force enjoy a day of activities courtesy of a range of guest organisations including the RNLI, Securitas Fire & Rescue Service who provide fire cover at Broughton and car drivers from the MLR Rally forum.
Airbus apprentices were also on hand to demonstrate how aircraft fly before the kids got the chance to try it out for real with one of three pilots who brought their own aircraft along just to provide the pleasure flights.
Air Smiles Charity Event sponsored by Airbus and held at the Hawarden Aviation Park with support from the Fire Service, Private Jet Owners, Rally Car Owners and the HM Coast Guard.
Some of the children had never flown before and one of them said “flying was amazing! It was so cool to be on a small plane with just my friends”.
Airbus apprentice Andy Bancroft said: “Having seen how much all the kids enjoyed themselves it made the day very worthwhile. Many of them were interested in a potential future career in aviation.”
Airbus Community Relations Manager, Kath Hayes said “Some of the children had never flown before. I heard one of them say flying was amazing and it was so cool to be on a small plane with just their friends.
“It was inspiring for all those who gave their time to make the event such a huge success and Youngsters from the Wrexham area who are living with life trauma were given a boost with a short flight and fun day out thanks to Airbus and the fly2help charity.we hope it has given the children some magical memories”.
Fly2help’s, Helen Tempest, said “It is so wonderful to see the children’s joy as they interact with everything around them. Their faces light up with excitement. It is a privilege to be able to share this day with them”.
For more information on the activities of the fly2help charity, visit www.fly2help.org
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