Bliss Aviation, a flight school based at Bournemouth Airport, have chosen to support Julia’s House Children’s Charity this year by donating Trial Flight vouchers and undergoing a series of fund raising activities. Bliss, formerly Bournemouth Helicopters, were approached by Julia’s House to donate a prize, and much to the surprise of the charity were given four, which are to be auctioned. A free flight is also being donated to a hotel as a prize, which is to be coupled with a free meal at the hotel and a sponsored chauffeur driven car journey as the return.
Julia’s House offer care and support to families across Dorset and Wiltshire who are caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at their hospice. Ollie Lehmann, Managing Director at Bliss Aviation, comments “We like to help the local public as best as we can by supporting a chosen charity each year, and were delighted to be approached by Julia’s House.”
In addition to the vouchers donated, the Bliss team will be undertaking the £50 challenge; turning £50 into as much as they can to assist with raising funds. As part of the money raising efforts, Operations Manager Nick Bird will be taking part in the Brownsea Island swim in July.
Bliss Aviation was established in June 1994 by Gary Ellson who, following a career in the Coastguard Agency, came for a trial lesson which led to not only his gaining a helicopter licence, but also the ownership of a training school. Since then Bliss has established itself as the South’s premier flight school, providing trial lessons and quality flight training to Private Pilot Licence (PPL) level.