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Camberley charity launches new challenge to raise funds - with a high-flying prize!

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Camberley charity launches new challenge to raise funds - with a high-flying prize!

Published by Lettie Buxton at 6:00am 26th April 2020.

A new aviation challenge has been launched by Camberley-based Aerobility - The British Disabled Flying Charity - to raise funds during the coronavirus crisis.

The Spirit of Aviation Challenge aims to bring aviation into people’s homes, as well as offer continued support to local disabled people who rely on the charity.

Participants are being challenged to build an aircraft out of everyday items found around their home with a chance to win a flight, in a light aircraft, with Squadron Leader Martin Pert, Red 1, Team Leader of the Red Arrows.

Mike Miller-Smith Aerobility
Mike Miller-Smith

Mike Miller-Smith, chief executive of Aerobility, said:

"Like every charity, Aerobility is adapting during these difficult times and is working hard to continue to provide access to the community and services we offer.

"By participating in this challenge and donating to Aerobility, you will be supporting young people with disabilities who use aviation as a means of escaping the isolation they can feel on a year-round basis as well as the challenges they live with daily."

To enter:

  1. Design and build your aircraft from items you have at home. 
  2. Show-off your aircraft’s capabilities by filming it in flight.
  3. Upload your clip by 30 June to the open Facebook group ‘Spirit of Aviation’ using #FLYAEROBILITY.

Entry is free, but donations are encouraged to help the charity to continue to support disabled individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, despite its planes being grounded.