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Three-year grant for flying charity

BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded a new grant totalling £29,700 to a project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Hart.


Aerobility, a flying charity for the disabled, will receive the three-year grant for its Junior Aspiring Pilots Programme. The programme will give disabled young people ground-based aviation training as well as opportunities to get in to the cockpit, take control of an aeroplane and get to grips with the basics of flight. In addition to challenging young people to think about their capabilities, the funding will help develop improved social skills, increased self-confidence and growth in personal ambition.

Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility, commented: “We really are over the moon to receive new funding from BBC Children in Need. It means in these difficult times we can continue to work with children and young people living with a range of disadvantages. Our aim is to help develop young people’s confidence, social skills and encourage them to work as a team. Thank you BBC Children in Need!”


Elizabeth Myers, of Children in Need, said: “It’s always a real pleasure to award new grants to projects like Aerobility especially in these difficult times. At BBC Children in Need we are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in local communities – it’s projects like this that continue to demonstrate how funding benefits young people, and gives them the extra support they need to build a brighter future.”


Across Hampshire, Children in Need is currently funding 55 projects to the value of £3,602,470.

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