2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Airlines raises two million pounds for Macmillan Cancer Relief

06 01 2006

Monarch Airlines continues to help people living with cancer by raising £2 million for Macmillan Cancer Relief as a result of its onboard fundraising activity.

Since Monarch began supporting Macmillan over ten years ago, the airline has raised money through collecting donations of sterling and unwanted foreign currency on flights as well as taking part in Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ both in the air and on the ground.

Peter Brown, Chief Executive of Monarch Airlines said “£2 million is a fantastic amount of money and we are very proud to have been able to support Macmillan Cancer Relief in this way. This figure was only achievable through the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of our Cabin Crew and the generosity of our passengers and we look forward to continuing this support in helping people living with cancer.”

Peter Cardy, Chief Executive Macmillan Cancer Relief said “We are delighted with Monarch’s ongoing support and would like to thank every employee and passenger that has helped us with our vital work over the last 10 years. Our partnership with Monarch has been very successful - the £2 million raised has been directed to both national and local cancer services”

Monarch currently operates flights to over 100 destinations across the world from the UK’s principal and regional airports and collections for Macmillan Cancer Relief will continue on all future flights.

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Notes to editors:

Monarch Airlines operates both charter and scheduled services, branded Monarch and Monarch Scheduled respectively.

Founded in 1968, Monarch Airlines is part of the Monarch group of companies together with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd and tour operators Cosmos and seat-only specialists Avro. Monarch is one of the UK’s largest leisure airlines and the principal independent supplier of charter seats to tour operators large and small, flying to around 100 destinations across Europe, America, Africa and Asia from the UK’s principal and regional airports.

Monarch Scheduled is the scheduled service division of Monarch Airlines offering services from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, Newquay and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.

The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 19 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

About Macmillan Cancer Relief

Macmillan Cancer Relief provides the expert care and emotional support that makes a real difference to people living with cancer. We offer a range of innovative cancer services and are at the heart of improving cancer care throughout the UK.

For cancer information and support, contact the Macmillan CancerLine (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 6.00pm) by freephone: 0808 808 2020, textphone: 0808 808 0121 or email: cancerline@macmillan.org.uk; or log on to www.macmillan.org.uk.

We are campaigning to get a better financial deal for people dealing with cancer. Visit http://www.macmillan.org.uk/abetterdeal or call 0800 500 800 for more information about our Better Deal campaign.

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