BA Gatwick crew and staff take to the streets of London for fund raiser

First it was an aircraft taxiing round the streets of London – now it’s a crew of British Airways staff complete with wheelie bags and bar trollies.

Embracing the recent British Airways ’home advantage’ marketing campaign, where a British Airways aircraft taxied by road through London, Gatwick crew and staff will also be taking to the streets of the capital to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Their 26-mile sponsored trek takes place on September 1 and will pass by a number of the landmarks and venues that will become famous as images are transmitted around the world over the next few weeks.

The team will complete the challenge in their full uniform, but substituting Union Jack trainers for their usual smart shoes. They will pull trademark wheelie suitcases behind them and serve drinks from a bar trolley although they can’t promise the usual high standard of British Airways inflight service!

Organiser, Gatwick cabin crew member Michelle Oakes, said: “All the fun raisers have definitely been inspired by recent sporting events and triumphs. We are hoping that this success and positive state of mind will become infectious encouraging others to challenge themselves physically and help support an amazing charity.”

All proceeds from the London Trek will go to Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief.

Each trekker will pay a £49 registration fee and collect sponsorship. Money raised will be spent by Comic Relief to help children living unimaginably tough lives both here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.

Flying Start is a partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England & Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).

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