Players join Flybe and Santa for festive treat05/12/2013
A group of 28 Jersey children took to the skies on a special Christmas charter this week.
The children, all of whom are either current or former patients at Robin Ward at Jersey General Hospital, including several supported by local charity CLIC Sargent, were the guests of Flybe. The regional airline stages an annual Christmas flight, and 2013 was Jersey's turn to take part.
Flybe is a sponsor of Jersey RFC and carries the players to away fixtures around the UK, and so a number of players and officials were along to help out on the day. These comprised Club Captain Alex Rae, Chairman Bill Dempsey, Club Manager Sean Dunne and players Luke Stratford, Latu Makaafi, James Voss, Fred Silcock and Myles Landick.
Bill Dempsey said: "It was great to see these children and their families experience something so special - their bravery is truly remarkable and an inspiration to all of us."