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SPAR Switzerland organises special flying day for Children’s Cancer Aid

October 4, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

SPAR and Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland have a longstanding partnership and this year for the first time, SPAR Switzerland organised a flying day for children of the organisation and their families in the municipality of Bad Ragaz. In glorious weather, 60 children were able to experience a special flight aboard an Antonov "An-2", the largest single-engined biplane in the world.

The experience gave the children the chance to forget about everyday life for a moment, find 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 slow flight, the plane is excellently suited for admiring the mountainous landscape from the air.

On the ground too, there was much to experience and discover with fun games on hand and exciting prizes up for grabs. For many, watching the take-off and landing manoeuvres was a treat itself and an absolute first.

The atmosphere on the day was cheerful and relaxed, with a lot of fun and laughter had by all. After the huge success, SPAR Switzerland plans to organise a second edition of the children’s flying day next year.

Source: SPAR Switzerland

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About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland, originally an independent family-owned company with a local shareholder structure, was founded in 1989, when it was granted the licence by SPAR International to operate the brand.

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. This move helped to give the company a modern, future-oriented structure. The business has recorded steady growth over the years, 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 Group Limited, South Africa. The existing management team and shareholders remain in the business.