has today launched onboard collections on all flights to raise money for the Tsunami Appeal.Ê The low cost carrier has also donated £50,000 to the campaign to help survivors of the Asian Earthquake disaster.The onboard collection will run across easyJet’s entire network from Friday 7th January until Monday 7th February 2005.Ê The money donated onboard will be given to the Disasters Emergency committee (DEC), who need money to provide clean water, food and shelter. The DEC will be supporting immediate public health needs and will also give long term support to the most vulnerable people, who will feel the impact of this disaster beyond the immediate distress of death, injury and loss of livelihood.
easyJet has held a number of successful onboard collections in the past, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for various charity organisations.Ê In October 2003 easyJet raised almost £250,000 in one month for Cancer Research UK, making it one of the most successful onboard collections campaigns of all time.Ê The low cost airline hopes to exceed past collections and raise a substantial amount for the DEC this month.
Sir Colin Chandler, easyJet Chairman commented: ‘This has been a tragedy on a vast scale that has touched at a very individual level - our passengers will have been affected and many of our staff had relatives in the region at the time.
easyJet is pleased to support the international humanitarian effort and tomorrow we will launch collections on our flights in the hope that we can raise much needed funds for the DEC to aid the victims of this disaster.
easyJet urges all passengers to dig deep for the appeal and would like to thank anyone in advance for their kind donations.’‘