fly2help received a tremendous boost after two separate fundraising efforts caught the attention of Cheltenham Race-goers, who generously contributed to raise a staggering £1,702.38 in aid of the charity.
The first fundraising event was organised by three local schoolchildren to raise money from race-goers on their way to the Cheltenham Festival in Prestbury Park.
The youngsters were inspired to help the charity after their family member, Oli, took part in the Aim High Scholarship week at Gloucestershire Airport In February. His experience left such an impression upon the family that they decided to use their annual fundraising efforts for the benefit of the charity.
The children baked cakes and sausage rolls and sold them to passing racegoers. The combination of tasty food, persuasive smiles and incredible generosity of the racegoers helped the children raise an amazing £1,336.6.
The charity also benefited from the hardworking photographers at Airside Tours. During race week, Keith and Dave hosted tours around Gloucestershire Airport for aviation enthusiasts and they too raised a fantastic £365.78 in aid of fly2help.
Katy Burke, fundraising manager for fly2help, said “The impact of this money will be life-changing for so many people. It will enable fly2help to offer more Air Smiles Days to local people living in challenging circumstances whilst boosting our Aim High educational scholarships. So, we would like to say a huge thank you to all our fundraisers and supporters. We just wouldn’t be able to do this without them!”