Globally July 18th is known as Mandela Day; a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s lifelong commitment to pursue the greater good. Today Nelson Mandela will see his 95th birthday and Virgin boss Sir Richard will share in the celebrations of turning 63. Richard among many others will pledge time to make an impact; influencing and encouraging others to be part of a global movement.

“The premise of Mandela Day is a simple one: each and every one of us has the ability to make a positive impact in the lives of others.” Sir Richard Branson

Giving just 67 minutes, one minute for every year of Madiba’s fight for human rights, Richard will today be mentoring a group of young entrepreneurs. We here at Virgin Balloon Flights have been raising funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation by keeping cool in the summer sun by serving up ‘Virgin’ (non-alcoholic) cocktails in the office with staff pledging their time making sure there’s always a top-up at the ready. Here’s some of the office mock-tail action in pictures:

There’s still time for you to help make the world a better place on #MandelaDay; from UK mobiles, give £5 to the Nelson Mandela Foundation by texting MANDELA to 70107 or give just 67 minutes and do a good deed. You can find inspiration and ideas here

Have fun!