It is with great sadness that we announce that our wonderful patron Joy Lofthouse has passed away. Joy lived life to the full and remained independent and active. Just last year she travelled to London on her own for our Gala Dinner refusing offers of lifts from our team and instead getting the National Express! Joy was an active patron and we were delighted when she agreed to be guest speaker at our 2015 Gala Dinner. She started by saying ‘I don’t know what the fuss is about and why you would want to listen to me’! 

In June we were honoured when she joined us on an Air Smiles Day for a local care home here in Gloucestershire. She spent a wonderful day with us, chatting to the Veterans and enjoying a special  reunion with her beloved Spitfire.

The fly2help family has lost an inspirational Patron and Joy will remain forever in our hearts.

Fly high Joy

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fly2help is an aviation charity dedicated to raising the spirits of people, young and old, living in difficult personal situations and inspiring young people as they consider their future lives.  Founded by pilots, our Air Smiles Days and Aim High education programme take everything that is exhilarating about flying and uses it to do something extraordinary.

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Air Smiles Days for children and adults living with disability, life-limiting conditions, severe illness, bereavement and isolation are built around a flight experience in a light aircraft.  fly2help gives them the chance to leave their worries on the ground and enjoy a wonderfully happy day out together.


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Aim High

Aim High is an education programme that helps young people learn about the exciting world of aviation and gain confidence and a belief in themselves.  fly2help runs scholarship weeks at Biggin Hill, Gloucestershire and Oxford Airports and works with schools, colleges and charities to offer STEM and career taster days.


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