Flybe is proud to be the only airline partner of Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research. The partnership was launched on October 21st 2008 when Flybe unveiled a dedicated plane to honour the new relationship and raise awareness of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
Cancer is a disease that touches everyone. One in three people in the UK will develop cancer at some time in their lives and more than 250,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK – that’s the equivalent of nine full Flybe aircraft every day of the year.
More and more people are surviving the disease thanks to huge advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer made possible by ongoing research. All money raised by Flybe will help fund the vital research of over 3,500 research scientists, doctors and nurses throughout the UK and, ultimately, to beat cancer.
Flybe dedicates June to Cancer Research UK and carrying out on-board collections on each and every one of its flights during that month.
In the first two years of the partnership, Flybe staff and passengers managed to raise more than £300,000, prompting Tim Rowland from Cancer Research UK to comment:
“It's been an amazing start. The fundraising total just kept going up virtually every day as the company’s charity champions across the UK e-mailed details of yet another success story. Everyone has done an amazing job and they can be confident that, because of their overwhelming support, they have contributed to the charity’s work to beat cancer.”
For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.