SPAR Switzerland organises flying day for children suffering from cancer

September 16, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

SPAR Switzerland and local charity organisation, Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland, have once again come together to organise a flying day for children of the organisation and their families in Bad Ragaz.

This year, 40 children had the chance to experience a special flight aboard an Antonov “An-2”, the largest single-engine biplane in the world.

The experience allowed the children to forget about everyday life for a moment, make new friends, and enjoy a carefree day.

The biplane, which has the ability to take off and land from very short runways, flew seven times in total. Thanks to its long and slow flying time, the plane allows one to properly take in and admire the beautiful mountainous landscape from the air – a truly unique experience for the children.

Much to everyone’s delight, the pilot spontaneously offered an additional seven sightseeing flights for the children on board his helicopter R44.

On the ground there was also much fun to be had with games to play and exciting prizes up for grabs. For many, watching the take-off and landing manoeuvres was itself a treat.

This second edition of the children’s flying day organised by SPAR Switzerland was once again a huge success – bringing joyful relief to the children and their families.

Source: SPAR Switzerland

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About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland has undergone several changes since being founded in 1989. In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. The business grew further, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

In early 2016, SPAR Switzerland announced the sale of 60% of shares to SPAR South Africa. The existing management team and shareholders remain involved in the business.