Our Charities | British Airways Run Gatwick

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Flying Start is the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief. British Airways wants to help give children in the communities which we fly to the chance to have a brighter future. That is why 100% of money raised by Flying Start goes directly to Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a UK-based charity with the vision of a just world free from poverty. Small change makes a big difference. Since the partnership launched in July 2010, Flying Start has raised more than £20m and helped more than 628,000 children and young people in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities. 100,000 children under five from Sub Saharan Africa have been immunised against five deadly diseases and 2,733 young carers in the UK have been able to join after-school programmes.

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The RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals that are in need of a second chance. Most of the animals at RSPCA South Godstone have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners and arrive at the centre via our inspectors. When they arrive they are often nervous of strangers and in poor health, many have never been shown kindness and it takes time for them to trust us. The centre staff and volunteers spend weeks, sometimes months, looking after them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance.

The centre takes in cats, dogs, rabbits and other domestic animals – at any one time over 150 animals can be waiting for new homes at South Godstone. The centre relies on donations from people just like you to keep the animals well cared for until the perfect new home can be found, please sign up to Run Gatwick today.

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St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, St Catherine’s is there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle.

They also pioneer standards in end of life care through collaboration, research and training, reaching even more people facing death and bereavement. Your fundraising means we can be there when and where people need us most.

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Crawley Open House (COH) have served the homeless and disadvantaged since 1994. They operate a 24 bed hostel, busy day centre, 3 move-on houses and a community outreach team from their base in Three Bridges. Last year, they successfully resettled over 60% of their hostel residents to more permanent accommodation, and the day centre had over 16,000 visits from those needing advice, a hot meal, a shower, computer access, a food parcel, some company or to see their GP, counsellors or hairdresser.

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