Farnborough TAG Airport, December 10th 2007 - Aviation Charity fly2help, based at Kemble Airport in Gloucestershire, today hosted an event for a group of very special and brave parents and children from Chase Hospice, who support families with children who have life limiting illnesses. Thanks to the generosity of Bombardier Skyjet International’s partners Cirrus Aviation and Sovereign Air, TAG Aviation, Farnborough TAG Airport, RAF Odiham and many other contributors, six children from Chase, three siblings and eleven parents enjoyed an adventure that will never be forgotten. The VIP day started with the children and their families being met at 07.00 by Lewis Hamilton at Loseley Park, Guildford, before the group departed for a thrilling ride on an RAF Chinook Helicopter to Farnborough TAG Airport.
Upon arrival at Farnborough Airport, the children were greeted by Father Christmas and a huge welcoming group, before being whisked off for breakfast with Lewis Hamilton in the Airport Terminal, where there was time for all the group to meet and talk to the Formula One star.
The families then had little time before boarding their waiting Bombardier Learjet aircraft on the tarmac outside and departing in luxurious style for Disneyland Resort Paris, waved off by Lewis Hamilton, Father Christmas and the group of helpers.
At Disneyland, the group were treated to a VIP guided tour of the resort, getting the chance to meet all of their favourite characters, enjoy the rides and having VIP seating to watch the Christmas Parade. At the end of the day, the groups boarded their jets in Paris and flew back to Farnborough Airport to culminate a very special day for all of those involved.
If you would like to support the charity, you can find out more and donate on-line at www.fly2help.org. Our work, along with the very nature of flying, involves huge costs, ranging from the fuel expenditure all the way through to the aircraft themselves; therefore, it really is only through the generous donations and support of others, that we can fund our ambitious aims and make such a difference.
Via the medium of flight, we aim to lift the horizons of individuals who need a life boost. We work with individuals, groups and like minded charities; typically supporting the terminally ill, chronically sick, recovering and bereaved. We also aim to encourage those with a thirst for an aerospace career through our educational programmes run in partnership with schools and community groups and offering a limited number of our own flying scholarships.
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