At Virgin Balloon Flights, giving something back to the communities over which we fly our big red balloons has always been important to us.
So we’re thrilled to have partnered with The Outward Bound Trust as our chosen charity for 2017.
This wonderful charity shares our love of the great outdoors, working with young people from all walks of life to help them find the best in themselves through adventure and challenges.
Through a wide range of exciting outdoor learning programmes and activities, The Outward Bound Trust gives children and young adults new skills, confidence and the self-belief to help them achieve more in life, from school right through to the workplace.
Virgin Balloon Flights will donate 1% from every sale of our most popular hot air balloon ride gift packages in 2017 to the Trust. We’re aiming to raise enough to send at least one full secondary school class of young people on a week-long wilderness course.
We will also donate 12 of our Adventure Gift Packages for Two for the charity to use in its wider fundraising events during the year.
We also hope to visit some of the schools supported by Trust, where our pilots will talk about their careers as commercial hot air balloon pilots and demonstrate some of our cool equipment.
The Virgin Balloon Flights motto of ‘Take Life Higher’ is at the core of everything we do and we can’t wait to help as many young people as possible do the just that with The Outward Bound Trust.
Find out more about the Trust’s fantastic work on its website.
If you’re ready to realise your dream of going up, up and away in one of our big red balloons, see which of our gift packages will also help raise money for this brilliant charity here.