27 June 2012

This summer we're joining forces with easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, to enable holiday makers and business travellers to help save children’s lives every time they fly.

The partnership, called Change for Good, will run across easyJet's 600 routes across 30 countries from Monday 2 July. Passengers will be able to support UNICEF's work simply by putting their spare change or notes into Change for Good pouches when they leave the plane. 

"We are really proud to be supporting UNICEF", said Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet.

"Everyone at easyJet, from myself to our cabin crew, pilots and engineers are firmly backing the partnership and we would like to thank our passengers in advance for their support. Just £1 can help provide vaccines needed to protect a child from six deadly diseases."

The money donated will fund UNICEF’s work to help save children’s lives around the world. Every day four thousand children die from deadly, but easily preventable, diseases such as measles, polio or malaria. 

"With the support and generosity of easyJet passengers this summer and beyond, Change for Good will help UNICEF to reach thousands of children with simple, life-saving interventions", said UNICEF UK President Lord Paddy Ashdown.

"This new partnership really is a perfect match for children." 

Change for Good will run on all easyJet flights during the peak summer and winter seasons. The initiative is part of UNICEF's global Change for Good programme, which has raised £53 million for the world’s most vulnerable children in partnership with leading airlines across the globe.

Find out more about easyJet and UNICEF

 
In Cote d'Ivoire, a young child receives their polio vaccine. From July 2012, easyJet passengers will be able to support UNICEF's life-saving work for children. © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2510/Olivier Asselin
In Cote d'Ivoire, a young child receives their polio vaccine. From July 2012, easyJet passengers will be able to support UNICEF's life-saving work for children.© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2510/Olivier Asselin

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