BA’s Dreamflight Charity Returns from FloridaBack to Forum
Anonymous4 Nov 2013
BA has a long-standing association with Comic Relief.
But its staff also organise their own charity, known as dreamflight.
This exists to help children to take the trip of a lifetime to Disney World in Orlando, Florida offering them memories which will last for years, and giving their parents some well earned respite.
It’s a charity I have supported for a number of years now. Some of the stories are heartwarming, and some heartbreaking as former participants lose their own personal fight to get the most out of their short lives. What is clear is that this trip is be lifeenhancing for all who participate, both as carers and as lucky “winners”.
I’d urge you to take a look at their website, and consider whether you might support this excellent enterprise.
BA gives the use of a 747, I believe Shell sponsors the fuel. You may have seen the 747 with multi-coloured Dreamflight titles parked up near the engineering base at Heathrow earlier in the week.
Just 348 days to go until the next trip!4 Nov 2013
I understand there’s a liability issue if given for free; BA certainly supports the charity in many ways and the charter fee charged is not at commercial rates.4 Nov 2013
Don’t you think it would be a good idea to edit “BA gives the use of a 747” to read “BA supports the charity in many ways and the charter fee charged is not at commercial rates?”
Otherwise, it is a misleading statement, isn’t it?
BA has a very good record with a number of charities.4 Nov 2013
A very worthy cause.
However according to the website it costs the charity £320,000 for the 747. Hardly giving them use of a 747.
I do find it surprising that you need to keep exaggerating in this way in order to maintain your pro-BA agenda, SM. A bit like that pilot footage from 2000 that you were passing off as a couple of years ago.
The charity’s work stands for itself without that nonsense. Why not just stick to the facts.4 Nov 2013
Most odd that a similar thread started a year ago by the OP
wasn’t merely bumped as is the usual modus operandi of the OP.
Good to see this initiative by the legacy cabin crew, (including Patricia Pearce MBE) after 26 years, being still well supported throughout the organisation.4 Nov 2013
You would get more publicity if you continued an existing thread rather than start a new one each time, on the same subject…4 Nov 2013