40 British children flew from London to Disneyland Paris on a special flight organised by British Airways especially for them. You don’t often to get to jump on a plane privatised just for you. But 40 young passengers from London-based associations experienced that great privilege made possible by the solidarity partnership between British Airways and Disneyland Paris. On Tuesday 29 March, they boarded a plane chartered by the British airline and were joined by celebrities such as T.V hosts Marvin and Rochelle Humes. Time sped by as laughter and complicity filled the air.
A reception worthy of stars awaited them at Disneyland Paris, with Mickey, Minnie and their friends. They then enjoyed the afternoon in the Disney theme parks with the Disney VoluntEARS and other VIPs.
This trip is the culmination of the Flying Start operation carried out in partnership with the association Comic Relief. Donations amounting to £12 million have allowed the association to finance projects in the United Kingdom and around the world.
This is the third time Disneyland Paris is associated to British Airways to offer the children an unforgettable trip. “Once again this beautiful partnership with Disneyland Paris has given shape to memories these deserving youngsters will cherish forever. We want to thank the celebrities who generously gave of their time and joined us to make this day extra-special!” said Mary Barry, manager of community investments for British Airways.
Annabel Altmann, senior manager Corporate Citizenship, also enhanced this enriching collaboration and the commitment of the Disney VoluntEARS: “Each one of our operations is unique. But the commitment of the volunteers is unwavering. In the name of my team I wish to thank them once again for the success of this special day with our partners of British Airways.”