Have you ever wondered what Douglas Bear, the fly2help mascot, has been getting up to recently?
He's been very busy at his local airport and wants to show you an exclusive 'behind the scenes' peak at his latest adventure!
Keep your eyes peeled to find out what exactly he's been up to ...
Rolls-Royce Design a Helmet Competition
We have been overwhelmed with so many fantastic entries and want to thank everyone who has worked so hard on their designs.
Phill and the team had a lot of trouble deciding on the winning entries but have finally chosen the designs for the helmet.
In the age 5 to 11 years old category:
Winner: Chloe from the North London Collegiate School, Middlesex
Runners Up: Jiamu and Akshay
Special mention: Joshua, Muhammad and Jack
In the age 12 to 18 years old category:
Winner: Simrat from Landau Forte College, Derby
Runners Up: Millie and Ruth
Special mention: Laetitia and Kia
Find out more:
Aim High Virtual Taster Days
This event was a great success and we would like to thank all the staff and volunteers from Skyborne Airline Academy for giving up their valuable time, and to all the participants who were so enthusiastic and engaged.
We will be running more of these events throughout the year so please get in touch to register your interest.
fly2help is delighted to report that our Aim High Manager, Kim Lewington, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours, recognising her work promoting diversity in aviation.
Kim left school aged 16 and took up a Youth Opportunity Programme at Gloucestershire Airport. She initially trained and worked as an air traffic controller before becoming the Airport's business development manager. In that role, she initiated a number of apprenticeship schemes and led the Airport's community outreach programme, which welcomed hundreds of schools and community groups to see behind the scenes at Staverton.
She left the Airport in 2014 to join us at fly2help, where she continues to inspire youngsters from all walks of life and backgrounds to pursue their dreams.
"I'm truly humbled to receive this honour. I was given an opportunity as a teenager to embark on a career that I've thoroughly enjoyed. It wasn't without its challenges. It was very much a male-dominated environment when I began my training and women and ethnic minorities remain under represented. I passionately believe that everyone, whatever their circumstances, should have that chance too.
The pandemic means that aviation and aerospace have been hit hard and fly2help will be helping the industry to recover too as we roll out our Aim High programme to schoolchildren across the country. "
Please call us for a chat about getting involved in any of our programmes through nominating, volunteering, fundraising or collaborating with us in any way, we'd love to hear from you.
Or call 07791 709759
Address: fly2help, Unit SE12-B, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP