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Airline Customers Provide Hope For Children

04th November 2010

Jet2.com has raised £5,000 for the charity Hope for Children through sales of game cards on sun, city and ski flights from each of its 7 UK bases.

Whilst jetting off to their destinations with Jet2.com, thousands of passengers have been dipping in to their pockets and donating to charity while enjoying a little flutter on a jackpot game card.

Hope for Children (HOPE) ensures 100% of the donations go to support work helping disadvantaged children in the UK and developing countries.   Hope For Children projects local to Jet2.com’s Leeds base are Jigsaw Visitors Centre at HMP Leeds, Leeds Women’s Aid and Silverdale Holiday Centre which is run by the Leeds Children's Holiday Camp Association.

Since the game card was launched in October 2009, Jet2.com has raised £5,000 for the charity which helps disabled, orphaned, poor and exploited children.  Whilst supporting the charity lucky passengers are able to win prizes from £1 to £25 to spend on board the aircraft and the top prize of a holiday worth £5,000.

Jet2.com's Paul Humphreys presented Simon Jackman from Hope for Children with a cheque for £5000.

Simon Jackman, Chief Executive of HOPE, said:
"We are thrilled to be working with Jet2.com. Funds raised so far have made a real difference to the lives of children as far away as Uganda in the slums of Kampala, but also as close to home as Leeds where the donations have funded disabled access for children to a Women’s Aid Centre and gift packs for deprived children this Christmas.  Funds will also be used to give some children their first ever holiday, these children are from families that have never been able to afford even a day away.  We would like to thank Jet2.com and their passengers for their ongoing generosity."

Paul Humphreys, Retail Director of Jet2.com said:
"We are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause, the work that the charity does makes such a positive difference to so many young lives.  We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their generosity and we look forward to supporting the charity for the next 12 months."

To find out more about helping Hope for Children visit the Get Involved page.

Support the charity by trying your luck with a game card on your next flight.

Written by ektron-admin

Posted in Jet2.com

November 04, 2010 at 01:00

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