BA’s Dreamflight Charity Returns from Florida

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  SergeantMajor 7 Nov 2013
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  • Anonymous

    SergeantMajor
    Participant

    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.

    http://www.dreamflight.org

    Just 348 days to go until the next trip!


    FLYING-HIGH
    Participant

    BA does not give the charity use of a 747 at all… They are charged for it !


    SergeantMajor
    Participant

    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.


    FormerlyDoS
    Participant

    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.


    SimonS1
    Participant

    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.


    BigDog.
    Participant

    Most odd that a similar thread started a year ago by the OP

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/BA-s-Dreamflight-Charity-Changing-Lives

    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.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/BA-s-Dreamflight-Charity-Changing-Lives

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/Dreamflight-s-25th-Annual-Orlando-Trip

    You would get more publicity if you continued an existing thread rather than start a new one each time, on the same subject…


    SergeantMajor
    Participant

    Well, it’s great to see the positivity this engenders.

    Do hope you’ve all got out your chequebooks!

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