Gary Lineker cheers on Sport Relief plane pull at Gatwick

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Football pundit and crisp fan Gary Lineker was at Gatwick Airport to cheer on an aircraft pull for Sport Relief.

Gary was at Gatwick today (Friday March 7) to support some 11 teams from British Airways, Gatwick Airport, the police and fire services and Crawley football and rugby clubs as they pulled a Boeing 777.

LONDON, UK: 
British Airways' flight crew take part in a charity plane pull for Flying Start - British Airways' global charity partnership with Comic Relief at London Gatwick airport on 07 March 2014
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LONDON, UK: British Airways' flight crew take part in a charity plane pull for Flying Start - British Airways' global charity partnership with Comic Relief at London Gatwick airport on 07 March 2014 (Picture by: Nick Morrish/British Airways) SUS-140703-162228001

Each team pulled the 140 tonne aircraft 50 metres.

Peter Simpson, British Airways’ director of Gatwick said: “This is one of several Gatwick events running this year in aid of British Airways’ nominated charity – Flying Start, our partnership with Comic Relief.

“Thanks to the hard work, dedication and generosity of both our staff and the Gatwick community, we hope to raise thousands of pounds this year.”

Adrian Witherow, Head of Terminals at London Gatwick, said: “It is great to see so many Gatwick teams involved in what is a fantastic charitable event - everyone has pulled together from operational teams to security as well as Gatwick fire and police.

“As an airport we embrace any event across our communities that enables to us to support such important causes.”

The airline has raised more than £6.5 million through is ‘Flying Start’ partnership with Comic Relief, to help children in the UK and around the world who lead unimaginably difficult lives.

 

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