Charity begins at home, that’s what they say. However, for British Airways and her customers, charity begins in the sky, at 35,000 feet above sea level.
Despite a very limited number of flights over the last year, British Airways has managed to raise over half a million pounds for Flying Start, the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief, through generous onboard customer donations and colleague fundraising.
These vital funds will support people in the UK and around the world, and help tackle hunger, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma. This year, Red Nose Day is all about showing just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times and aims to raise smiles while raising money for those who need it most.
To celebrate the generosity and fundraising efforts of its customers and colleagues, British Airways has teamed up with Comic Relief celebrity supporters including Alison Hammond, Claudia Winkleman, Judi Love, Katherine Ryan, Mark Wright, Russell Kane and Vernon Kay in a virtual BA flight at home for Red Nose Day.
Since the Flying Start partnership with Comic Relief began in 2010, British Airways customers and colleagues have raised over £25 million. These vital donations have supported more than 824,000 people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities.
British Airways continues to help young people in the UK and around the world to have the best possible start in life and the chance to have a brighter future.
Customers can also donate by visiting http://www.ba-flyingstart.com/