The start of the silence - shhhh! As part of Virgin Balloon Flights on-going efforts to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices through Virgin Unite’s ‘Changing the Course Campaign’, one of our marketing execs Kirsty Mills treated us all to 24 hours of complete silence!

“This is honestly one of the hardest things I have ever had to do! You really don’t realise how much you need to make noise to communicate. Not at the gym!everything can be answered with a nod or shake of the head and no one seemed to understand my hand signals.”

“In the end I used a white board and a marker pen, and took it everywhere with me, it even came to the gym, McDonalds and Sainsbury’s!” she added.

Kirsty’s 24 hours of silence and awkward communication through office hours Coffee at McDonalds! and everyday tasks, bagged the charity just over £400 and a step closer to a £7000 finish.

With still a few days remaining to donate you can help make a difference by visiting virginmoneygiving.com/kirstymills

To Sainsburys for a magazine

Night Night!!! a silent meeting