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Christie Receives 1200 Boost From Easyjets Manchester Team

Thursday, 07 July 2011

easyJet's cabin crew team at Manchester Airport has donated £1,200 to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust following its dedicated fundraising efforts over the last six months.

The cabin crew team for the low-fares airline raised £900 through fundraising at the airport over the last six months, while cabin crew manager Louise Moriarty completed the Great Manchester Run in May to boost the total fundraising total to £1,200.

The Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 40,000 patients a year and the team's tremendous efforts will help fund additional patient treatment and support services alongside vital research.

Members of the easyJet cabin crew team visited The Christie last week to present their donation to fundraising assistant Caroline McDonnell.

Louise Moriarty, cabin crew manager at Manchester Airport, comments: "We chose The Christie because it's an extremely important local cause.  Cancer affects everyone, either directly or indirectly, and we wanted to support the work of The Christie in delivering world-class cancer treatment and support services. 

"We're so happy that people got on board to support us in helping to raise over £1,000 for the charity.  It was a great experience to visit The Christie with our donation so we could see exactly how it will help."

Caroline McDonnell, fundraising assistant, said: "We were delighted to welcome the easyJet fundraisers here at The Christie last week and can't thank them enough for their superb fundraising efforts.  

"The money they have raised will help us to develop more effective treatments, undertake more research and ultimately save more lives." 




Notes to editors: 

easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.

easyJet flies on more than 550 routes between 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline flying on the same route.