- Chidozie Uzoezie
CSR: British Airways Raises £225,000 for the Less Privileged
British Airways on Friday, 27 April, raised an amazing £225,000 for Flying Start, a global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief.
The event which was held at The Grove in Hertfordshire had stars and comedians in attendance including Michelle Keegan, Gary Lineker, Rob Brydon and Rob Beckett.
The event, in its 14th year, and hosted by Gabby Logan, has helped Flying Start make its way towards the goal of raising £20 million by 2020.
British Airways launched Flying Start with Comic Relief in 2010 to raise money to help children living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world.
British Airways has raised over £18 million for Comic Relief over the past eight years, which is down to the kindness and generosity of the airline’s customers and friends.
The £18 million that British Airways has raised since it started in 2010 has helped Comic Relief fund projects in the UK and around the world.
Organisations funded by Comic Relief include Body and Soul, a UK organisation supporting young people affected by HIV, Boxgirls based in Kenyan and Childhope based in Indian.