Flying Start is the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief which raises money to help children living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world.
British Airways colleagues and customers have now raised a staggering £17 million through the partnership so far. Customers on board all British Airways flights are encouraged to donate any spare change they may have via a donation envelope in the seatback pocket. British Airways colleagues across the business have endured crazy challenges, organised several golf days, comedy nights and gala balls as well as taking part in danceathons and setting Guinness World Records!
Everyone, from cabin crew and call centre staff to baggage handlers and engineers, did their bit for Flying Start, helping to give disadvantaged children a brighter future.
So, we’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to every customer who kindly donated their loose change on British Airways flights, and to everyone who tirelessly fundraised. You raised an amazing £3,023,922 the most you’ve ever raised for a campaign. Thank you, thank you! You’re all legends.