13 December 2012

UNICEF and easyJet have celebrated an incredible £1 million raised through generous passenger donations to help the world's children, by fitting over 100 Santa Clauses on a plane.

The St. Nicholas clones unveiled an exclusively branded Change for Good plane this morning at Luton airport, but the real stars of the day’s ceremony were children from Luton's Ashcroft High School who brought festive cheer alongside easyJet pilots and cabin crew.

Since the partnership began in July 2012, easyJet passengers have proven that you don’t need to be a Santa to give a child a gift this Christmas with the generous amounts donated through spare change and unused foreign currency. These donations have enabled UNICEF to protect nearly 2.5 million children and mums against deadly diseases, including maternal and newborn tetanus.

Cabin crew across Europe will be dressed in Santa hats throughout the festive period and all passengers travelling with easyJet tomorrow will receive complimentary chocolates as a thank you for supporting the Change for Good programme.

David Bull, UNICEF UK's Executive Director, said: "As the cold winter months set in, the generosity and support shown by easyJet passengers has been truly heart-warming. There is no doubt they are the real Santa Clauses this Christmas." 

A small amount of change can make a huge difference and you can can donate on board until the end of January.

 
Since July, easyJet passengers have raised an incredible £1 million for UNICEF UK's work for children.   © UNICEF 2012
Since July, easyJet passengers have raised an incredible £1 million for UNICEF UK's work for children. © UNICEF 2012

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