Charity flight from London to Cape Town

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We were honoured to see Suffolk farmer Giles Abrey, depart on his challenge of a Solo Charity Flight from London to Cape Town on Sunday 3rd of November, raising funds for The Institute of Cancer Research, GeeWizz and Farm Africa.

The distance he will aim to cover is over 7200+miles and spans thirteen countries including:  England, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

His inspiration grew after reading numerous adventures of aviators in the early 1900’s, fuelling his passion to fly from London to Cape Town solo. In December, when Giles is estimated to complete his trip, it will be 100 years since the first flight to Cape Town.

Back in 2007, Giles and his colleague Stephen Tortice imported an aircraft kit from the US, with the hope of being able to build the aircraft from scratch and fly it within 12 months. However, they realised the build was going to be a challenging one, and it would take longer than originally thought. The first flight in the home-built aircraft took place in 2011, four years later.

We wish Giles the very best of luck and are so excited to be a beneficiary of this fantastic challenge, where he will help us change local lives.

Please consider making a donation via Virgin Money Giving.

Read more about Giles’ story and follow his progress on his blog, or watch his pre-departure interview here!

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