Airbus graduates support Family Fun Day extravaganza

Air rocket activity at the Patchway Family Fun Day.

Twenty Airbus graduates supported Patchway Community Centre staff throughout a Fun Family Day last Saturday (29th September) by running fundraising activities. There was also the opportunity for children to play on a bouncy castle and to take part in flight inspired exercises such as building and flying model planes and launching some rockets!

The Fun Family Day was focussed on raising the essential funds to sustain the necessary work which this community centre does every day. A team of Airbus graduates helped out by organising a raffle, baking and selling cupcakes as well as testing their culinary skills by preparing a BBQ.

Children visiting the centre got involved in some science and engineering themed activities organised by the Airbus graduates. These activities aimed to demonstrate to the children the theory of flight. What’s more they got the opportunity to see some real aircraft parts and get involved in some interactive tasks!

The Airbus graduates first became involved with Patchway Community Centre in July, when they redecorated the facility’s main and small halls. Helping out at the Fun Family Day marked their long-term commitment to the Centre.

Louisa Trueman from Patchway Community Centre said:

“It is great to see young professionals in our local community committed to working on neighbourhood projects. Airbus graduates have done a fantastic job in organising some of Saturday’s activities, it was a really enjoyable and successful day!”

Jeffrey Ware, an Airbus graduate volunteering at the event, added:

“It great to be involved in a community project such as this. Airbus has worked with Patchway Community Centre before and our relationship to the centre and participation in these projects have really made a noticeable difference in the local community.”

Airbus graduates give the bouncy castle a test run!

Photo 1: Airbus graduate Ryoko Morishima helps Bryony Trueman, aged 10, and her friend Maddison Holder, also 10, launch the air rocket.

Photo 2: Airbus graduates in charge of the bouncy castle give it a test run! From left, Magdalena Granda, Azri-Fikry Ansari and Charlotte Goodbody.