Wednesday 18th April 2012
Cabin crew have helped to raise more than £10,000 for a charity which helps children with cancer.
Staff at Castle Donington-based airline BMI Baby have donated the money to The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, which supports families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma.
To generate the cash the BMI Baby staff promoted and sold fundraising scratchcards to passengers.
Charity chief executive Joy Felgate said: "The incredible efforts of BMI Baby staff will provide much-needed funds for the charity's support service, which helps families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma, at the time they need it most.
"To be told your baby or young child has cancer is every parent's worst nightmare. We make sure we are there to help them through this devastating journey from the start."
Retinoblastoma, or Rb, is a life-threatening fast-growing cancer of the retina which mainly affects babies and young children. The majority of children affected by Rb will lose an eye in order to save their life.
Mrs Felgate said: "BMI Baby's cabin staff have not only helped raise vital funds, but have also helped educate its passengers that babies and young children can get cancer in their eyes."