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easyJet launch charity campaign on Gatwick flights

The charity campaign launched by the airline aims to help fund research into prevention, early detection, and treatment of breast and prostate cancer.

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Christina (whose Dad has been affected by prostate cancer) and her partner Dan, both work for easyJet.

A six-week campaign has been launched by easyJet, which aims to help fund cutting-edge research into breast cancer and prostate cancer on board easyJet’s Gatwick based aircraft.

easyJet’s collaboration with Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK will see cabin crew based at Gatwick championing on board collections by encouraging passengers to donate their spare change of any currency on flights between 1 – 21 October and 29 October – 18 November.

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Money raised by passengers and crews will help both charities fund research into prevention, early detection, and treatment of breast and prostate cancer – in turn saving the lives of women and men across the UK.

Soaring to new heights, cabin crew have also been given an opportunity to don special charity branded uniform, including ties, neck scarves, pink and blue epaulettes and pin badges, to further show their support to the causes.

Breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most common cancers in men and women in the UK, with 334 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 327 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Mid-Sussex (Horsham and Crawley) each year.

Dan and Christina in the special charity branded uniform.

Tina Milton, easyJet’s Director of Cabin Services said: “We are delighted to be launching our onboard collection today for Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Now.

“As a pan-European airline flying on over 1000 routes we have a fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference, raise awareness and support the vital work that both of these organisations do.

“This partnership has been made possible by our fantastic crew, some of who have been affected by prostate and breast cancer and are incredibly passionate about the great work these charities do. They have gone the extra mile to help launch this campaign and raise money to support these fantastic causes.”

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said: “We are very grateful to easyJet for supporting Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK this autumn, to help raise vital funds for life-saving research. The partnership provides a great opportunity for the two charities to come together, to help fund research into the two most common cancers which continue to take the lives of the women and men that we love.

“Each year, around 55,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, and heartbreakingly, around 11,500 women lose their lives to the disease. We urgently need to invest in research to stop more women dying from breast cancer, and with the help of easyJet passengers and crew, we can get one step closer to putting a stop to this devastating disease.”

Angela Culhane, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK said: “It’s fantastic to be embarking on this journey with easyJet and Breast Cancer Now. This team effort will help us to make life-saving differences, and we’re truly grateful for the opportunity.

“Every 45 minutes one man dies of prostate cancer in the UK, that’s over 47,000 lives lost each year alone. With the support of easyJet staff and passengers we can spread awareness and fund vital research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease, helping to stop prostate cancer from being a killer.”

The collections will take place on board easyJet’s 63 Gatwick based aircraft. In addition, easyJet staff will continue their efforts by hosting their own fundraising activities at Gatwick airport.

For further information about easyJet’s life-saving journeys with Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK please visit: www.easyjet.com/breast-prostate-cancer

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Deliveroo search for riders in Crawley as lunch orders triple

More work available for riders at Deliveroo as orders across Crawley rocket. The company also reveals Crawley’s most popular dishes.

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Deliveroo PR library [Imagery © Mikael Buck / Deliveroo]

Exclusive new figures released today by Deliveroo reveal the company’s rapid growth across Crawley in the past 6 months.

As Deliveroo continues to grow its service in the area, the company is looking for more riders to deliver meals across the city. Deliveroo recently launched Marketplace+, which has seen an influx of traditional takeaways joining the British food-delivery company.

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In the past year orders in Crawley have rocketed. Deliveroo data has shown that locals are embracing food delivery, with lunch orders increasing by 297% in the last 6 months – with Sweet Chilli Chicken from ‘Kokoro’ taking the top spot for most popular lunch order in the city.

The new data also reveals Saturday at 7:55pm is the most popular time for Crawley locals to order from Deliveroo.

Crawley’s most popular dishes:
• Sweet Chilli Chicken from Kokoro
• Boneless Banquet from KFC
• Creams Soft Serve Vanilla from Creams
• Steak & Cheese Sub from Subway
• Cod and Chips from Mr Chips

Deliveroo has been delivering meals in the city for over a year, working with over 30 restaurants. With the launch of Marketplace+ Deliveroo is expecting this number to double by the end of 2019.

Deliveroo PR library [Imagery © Mikael Buck / Deliveroo]

This increase in order growth means that Deliveroo is able to offer more well-paid, flexible work that allows people to combine work with other responsibilities, for example studying. On average across the UK, riders earn over £10 per hour. Deliveroo is now looking for more riders, and current riders who successfully refer someone new to Deliveroo in Crawley will receive up to £400.

Dan Warne, UK and Ireland Managing Director said:

“We’re proud to be offering more locals in Crawley well-paid flexible work and have been astounded by the huge growth we’ve seen in the city”

Earlier this year Deliveroo provided its 50,000 riders around the world with free insurance to protect them and their earnings if they’re involved in an accident.

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