The donations were made to The Royal British Legion and Flying 4 Freedom
Suzannah Harvey, CEO of Cotswold Airport, presents ‘The Royal British Legion’ and ‘Flying for Freedom’ with donations and collections from a charity event held at Cotswold Airport on 30th September.
Cotswold Airport held its inaugural Open Day event on 30th September. The event consisted of a vintage and wartime rally, with over 10,000 people in attendance. The event was the launch of what is set to become an annual event, which will be called the ‘Cotswold Airport Revival Festival’.
Cotswold Airport frequently supports armed forces and will continue to support these two worthy charities through 2018, which marks the centenary of the end of WWI and also 100 years of the RAF.
The value of the cheques represents both donations from the profits from the event to both charities, and also monies collected on the day by the charities’ volunteers.
Flying for Freedom is based on-site at Cotswold Airport and helps wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans recover through flying microlight aircraft. They are currently raising funds for an extraordinarily daring expedition, to be undertaken by eight wounded and injured servicemen to the south pole, never even done before by able bodied people. See more here: http://www.flyingforfreedom.org
The Royal British Legion helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round and is planning many landmark events for the 2018 centenary year.
Image credit: Cheque for £2,098.44 presented to ‘Flying for Freedom’: (from left to right) LT COL (RETD) James Harris, Charlie Martell FRGS, (centre – Suzannah Harvey, Cotswold Airport CEO presenting the cheque), Andy Phillips, and Mike Oakley QFI.