FLYBE MARKS WORLD CANCER DAY WITH ONBOARD COLLECTIONS
<Leading regional airline to hold on board collections on February 4th
in support of charity partner, Cancer Research UK>
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will be collecting on-board donations from passengers to mark World Cancer Day on 4th February. All funds will be donated to the airline’s charity partner of over seven years, Cancer Research UK.
Each person who donates on board the 400+ regional flights operated by Flybe on the day will be offered a Cancer Research UK Unity Band. The reef knot Unity Band is a symbol of World Cancer Day and represents people connecting and coming together; a simple message of strength and unity.
Saad Hammad, CEO at Flybe, said: “We’re proud to mark World Cancer Day in support of our long-standing charity partner, Cancer Research UK. Cancer has touched so many friends, loved ones and colleagues and affects so many people. This is our first collection of the year and our staff will also be contributing to this worthy cause at our 10 bases throughout the UK.”
World Cancer Day aims to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer, and to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
Mr Hammad also announced that, following customer requests, all Flybe flights will now carry collection envelopes year round, giving passengers the opportunity to donate their loose change to Cancer Research UK at any time.
He adds: “I’d once again like to thank our passengers who continue to enthusiastically embrace our fundraising efforts with the same passion that we have. We are extremely grateful to them for their ongoing support.”
Since establishing its partnership with Cancer Research UK, Flybe has raised more than £540,000 for its chosen charity.