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Belfast Thomson Airways customers donate £13,000 to charity

Published: 28 January 2011

Belfast passengers "overwhelming generosity"

Thomson Airways customers throughout the UK have once again proved their generosity, by donating just under £600,000 to charity, onboard their flights home last year. Specifically, Belfast customers have climbed close to the top of the league, donating an average of 25 pence per inbound customer, way above the Thomson Airways UK average of 11 pence and secured their place as the second most generous per passenger.

Thomson Airways Cabin Crew collect donations of any currency onboard return flights, allowing redundant foreign coins to be put to good use supporting UK charities. All money raised on board is divided between the company’s national charity partners, the Family Holiday Association and Born Free, and a local charity that is chosen by the Thomson teams working at local airports.

The team and customers at Belfast International Airport support the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, a charity that cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and supports their families and those close to them. In 2010, customers arriving in Belfast donated a total of £13,855, with over £6500 collected for FHA, and over £3000 collected for each Born Free and the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Naomi Sainty, Belfast Base Manager for Thomson Airways, said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our passengers here in Belfast and also the continued commitment of the cabin crew. Without the crew’s support and heartfelt emotions towards this charity we would not have achieved such fantastic results.” 

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