Three lucky Britannia Cabin Crew had a Christmas present to remember when they won a trip to Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa in December.
The three won the trip of a lifetime organised by the Born Free Foundation. The incentive set by the charity was for each base to collect the most foreign coins. Leeds Bradford Airport, Birmingham and Gatwick were the three winning bases, and staff had to choose a member of crew they thought to be most worthy of the trip.
Britannia has a close relationship with the Born Free Foundation and it is the company’s chosen onboard charity. Foreign coins are collected in special envelopes onboard, then exchanged for their sterling equivalent and donated to the charity.
Andy Mattar, based at Leeds Bradford Airport who went on the trip said, “It was the best Christmas present ever, a truly memorable experience. It was especially rewarding seeing the big cats Britannia rescued living in freedom, looking so healthy and content.”
Over the years Britannia has raised enough funds to rescue a total of ten big cats from lives of neglect and cruelty; move threatened elephants to habitats away from poachers and hunters; fund an orphanage programme for chimpanzees in Africa and another one in Canada for baby polar bears. They’ve even provided an animal ambulance which helps injured otters and seals along the north west coast of Scotland.