Aviation charity launches fly2help Spitfire Trail and appeals for business support

By Anita Jaynes on 9 June, 2015

Aviation charity fly2help, which is based at Kemble Aerodrome near Swindon, has announced an exciting new art trail project celebrating the world of aviation.

In Summer 2016, fly2help will release at least 25 fibreglass Spitfire sculptures at public locations nationwide. These will be sponsored by interested companies and individuals who will choose both the sculpture’s location and its decoration.

fly2help is an aviation charity that was set up to inspire positive change through the wonder of flight.  Their Air Smile Days bring joy and laughter to those living in difficult situations including illness, disability, isolation and bereavement. fly2help also has an ‘Aim High’ programme that encourages young people towards a career in aviation.

fly2help CEO Felicia Willow said: “The fly2help Spitfire Trail 2016 will be a celebration of all things aviation, just in time for fly2help’s tenth anniversary. We rely on the amazing aviation community to operate, and we hope to see everyone get behind this celebration of the Spitfire, the UK’s most iconic aircraft. There will be a number of fun competitions and interactive games for those keen to take part and see as many as they can”.

The charity is currently seeking sponsors for the sculptures, which will be made and decorated over the winter. After being in place for the 12 weeks of summer 2016, they will return to the Rizon Jet hangar in Biggin Hill for a Gala Auction.

“Sponsors can come back to bid on their sculpture at the auction,” said Felicia, “and other aviation and art enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to own this special piece of aviation history. All profits will go to fly2help.”

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact fly2help on 01285 770 821 or visit the website on www.fly2help.org.

Pictured above: Artists impression of a Spitfire model