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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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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.

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As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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