Foreign cash boost for hospice

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PASSENGERS taking Thomson flights to Robin Hood Airport have handed over more than £30,000 to charity in the last year.

The £33,000 has been donated by passengers on their flights home to South Yorkshire during 2010. It works out at an average donation of 16 pence per inbound customer.

Thomson Airways cabin crew collect donations of any currency onboard return flights, allowing unused 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 – which in Doncaster is Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

Sharon Wallace, cabin crew performance manager, said: “Our cabin crew have fully supported the hospice over the past nine months, raising an enormous amount of money.

“I would like to thank them for their passion, enthusiasm and understanding of this well-deserved charity.”