October 07, 2013

Community Support: A Big Thank You!

The work we do here at Aerobility wouldn't be possible without the hard work of many of our supporters and the generosity of donors. In the past few weeks we've had some fantastic donations from our local community and further afield...

Penningtons Solicitors LLP

Following a very successful family fun day last month and what we hope will be the start of a long partnership, we were very pleased to receive a donation of  £500 from the Basingstoke branch of Penningtons Solicitors.

The brilliant team from Basingstoke Penningtons!

Waitrose - Sandhurst

This week, we visited our local Waitrose store to collect our 'Community Matters' donation from the lovely staff there. This is the second time a Waitrose branch has included us in the scheme, which allows shoppers to vote for their favourite of three chosen charities. We very much appreciate the support and were delighted to receive £448!
CEO Mike Miller-Smith and Fundraiser Geri Burton with the lovely Waitrose staff!
Kimpton School - Fundraiser and Flying Day

Long-standing volunteer and Aerobility supporter, Mick Simpson, organised a fantastic day of fun at his local primary school near Thruxton Airfield. With the mobile simulator, model making, the Army Air Corps and lots of tea and biscuits on offer there was something for everyone. 

An Aerobility volunteer tests out the model making and confirms that it is a lot of fun!

Headteacher, Pam, told us afterwards that: 

"I was thrilled to be able to use my school as a venue for an Aerobility Day, which was a great success, helping to raise awareness of what Aerobility has to offer disabled people who would like to fly. The portable flight simulator was hugely popular with children and adults alike and it was lovely to see families playing together as children decorated, made, and flew model airplanes. It was a fun day!

Aerobility sends an important message to everyone - disabled and able-bodied - that the sky literally is the limit and there's no reason on earth why we can't all be equal."
A keen student learning the basics with Aerobility's Mick.

The Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield Church of England Primary School were fantastic hosts and the students and parents were very supportive, raising just under £200 on the day. We'd like to say a huge thank to both Pam and Mick, as well as the Kimpton community for all of their support. 
What Next?
Would you like to help Aerobility and do some community fundraising of your own? We'd love to hear your ideas and support your fundraising projects. Contact Geri (geri@aerobility.com) for more information. 

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