Aer Lingus crew member from Swords on UNICEF trip
An Aer Lingus cabin crew member from Swords had a 'hugely rewarding' experience, seeing at first hand the value of the airline's partnership with UNICEF
Naula Byrne from Swords recently joined some of her Aer Lingus colleagues as a UNICEF Ambassador on a trip to India to see where the money raised by the long-standing partnership between Aer Lingus and UNICEF is spent.
Nuala said: 'I travelled recently to India with Aer Lingus as a UNICEF ambassador to see where the money Aer Lingus Guests donate on board through our Change For Good Appeal is spent. This was a hugely rewarding and special field trip.'
Nuala travelled with fellow cabin crew members, Kate Ryan, Hannah Downey and Therese Griffin. Last year, the Change for Good initiative which encourages Aer Lingus passengers to contribute their leftover change in foreign currency to the appeal for UNICEF, raised some €1 million for the organisation. Since the initiative started, it has raised over €21 million for UNICEF.
In January of this year, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Liam Neeson thanked Aer Lingus staff and passengers for the extraordinary sums the initiative has raised over 20 years. Aer Lingus supports UNICEF Ireland as a charity partner. In February, Aer Lingus UNICEF Ambassadors, including Nuala travelled to Delhi, Agra and Firozabad, and met with UNICEF workers on the ground in the Uttar Pradesh region.