Scots charity renews partnership with Loganair

SCOTS charity Kids’s Hospices Throughout Scotland (CHAS) has renewed its partnership with the UK airline Loganair for a 3rd yr.

Loganair has been the official airline associate for CHAS since 2021, offering free flights throughout its community for the charity’s care workforce.

The partnership permits the supply of specialist nursing care to households who stay in distant areas and are unable to journey to the charity’s two kids’s hospices.

Staff from CHAS and Loganair celebrate their third year of continued partnership.
Left to proper: Elizabeth Knox – Senior Nursing Assist Employee (CHAS); Nicky Bridges – Affiliate Director of Outreach Providers (CHAS); Lara MacDonald – Senior Company Partnerships Govt (CHAS); Callum Bell (Loganair Marketing campaign Govt); Nicki Corrigan – Service Supervisor for Outreach (CHAS); Amy McLean (Loganair Communications Supervisor)

Loganair has raised greater than £17,000 for the charity by means of varied fundraising actions from Kiltwalk, Santa Sprint and a Forth Rail Bridge abseil to raffles and company occasions.

Members of workers have additionally volunteered greater than 160 hours, spending a number of days working within the gardens of Robin Home in Balloch.

Their contribution has ranged from planting and adorning a Christmas tree final December to weeding and planting recent bulbs within the Mediterranean Backyard in Spring.

Amongst those that have obtained help from the partnership is the Morris household from Shetland.

In July, Loganair helped CHAS ship important providers to the household as nurses Michelle Milne and Beth Major toured the island with 13-year-old Harrison Morris, offering useful respite for his family members.

One other spotlight of the partnership included a flight the place Loganair took kids with life-shortening situations on a scenic air-tour round Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, departing from Glasgow Airport final yr and Aberdeen Airport this yr.

Lara MacDonald, CHAS Senior Company Partnership Govt, stated: “We’re thrilled that Loganair has prolonged the partnership with CHAS as soon as once more.

“Loganair has been an distinctive help over these final two years; offering free flights for our CHAS at Dwelling nurses to go to households in probably the most distant areas of the nation and organising two Easter flights in Glasgow and Aberdeen to allow kids who’ve by no means flown earlier than to have this expertise and create fantastic reminiscences with their households.

“Along with that they’ve raised important funds and consciousness for the work that we do and have repeatedly volunteered in our Robin Home gardens.

“We’re actually excited to see what the subsequent yr brings with this partnership.”

Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s Chief Business Officer, stated: “We’re delighted to proceed working with CHAS for a 3rd yr because the charity’s official airline associate.

“We’re dedicated to working with CHAS to offer free journey for his or her palliative care nurses visiting households who’re unable to journey.

“We’re desirous to proceed our volunteering and fundraising actions the place attainable too. The workforce at Loganair are all the time considering of recent methods to assist help CHAS and it’s humbling to see their ardour and help for such an essential organisation.”