LJLA and Ryanair give young
Alder Hey patients a Christmas flight to remember
A number of young patients from Alder Hey came to
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) on Saturday for their very own Christmas
experience and all finished off with a 40 minute flight out towards the Isle of
Man and back.
LJLA recently announced that it is now a fundraising partner with Alder Hey
Children's Charity working with them on various initiatives over the next 12
months and using its #LJLALoves charity branding. As a consequence, the Airport
partnered with one of its largest airline customers Ryanair, who brought over
one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Dublin to Liverpool and made it
available for the Airport to take a number of young patients and their families
on a pleasure flight.
Helping to put everyone in a festive mood, the Airport created a Christmas
grotto especially for the occasion in 1 of its hangars with a variety of
entertainment provided for all the passengers including:- games and prizes and of
course a visit by Santa himself. The VIP guests then ended their visit by
boarding their special flight which took them out over the Irish Sea towards the
Isle of Man and back.
Liverpool based retailer Matalan very kindly donated a number of gifts as did
Everton FC that were given to each child before boarding their flight.
In addition, bus operator Arriva, kindly helped out too by taking visiting
Ryanair employees and their families who travelled over on the flight from
Dublin into the City Centre for a Christmas day out in Liverpool, which included
a visit to the Dream Works Lights Lantern Experience at St George's Hall.
LJLA aims to raise around ?100,000 over the next 12 months for the Alder Hey
Children's Charity with various events planned including a world record wheel
barrow pushing attempt to be held, on the Airport runway, on an evening in March