Early morning surprise for East Midlands passengers

A spectacular and unique choir flash mob amazed passengers at East Midlands Airport at 4am, in honour of Wig Wednesday.

Early morning surprise for East Midlands passengers

Rock Choir members from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire performed A Little Respect by Erasure to the delight of the passengers in the check-in hall.

Donning their wacky wigs for Wig Wednesday the members then held a bucket collection in support of CLIC Sargent, the airport’s chosen charity.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “This was such a unique and fun ways to raise awareness of CLIC Sargent in the Midlands, the passengers were so surprised when it happened.

“A flight from East Midlands Airport to Berlin takes one hour 50minutes, the same amount of travelling time that a parent could undertake in a day just to ensure that their child has cancer treatment at the Queens Medial Centre in Nottingham.

“We are very grateful to Rock Choir and East Midlands Airport for organising this and helping to promote our national fundraising event Wig Wednesday.”

Working together with Rock Choir, a pioneering contemporary choir with over 20,000 members across the UK, the airport team managed to raise over £200 on the day, which will go towards the £1million target the airport, along with other airports in MAG (Manchester Airport Group), are aiming to raise in one year.

Thank you

Jack Kelly, head of external affairs at East Midlands Airport, said: “Supporting CLIC Sargent is very important to the company and our colleagues.

“We’ve got a number of fundraising events planned over the coming year and it’s fantastic that the singing flash mob could help with this.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.”

Jennie Harwood, leader for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Rock Choir, said: “We were delighted to be asked to take part in a flash mob at East Midlands Airport and help raise money for such a worthy cause.

“It’s been an amazing  experience, the passengers in departures were thrilled to have Rock Choir members around them suddenly bursting into song and some were joining in by the end.” 

Find out more

To find out how you could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: anna.finnegan@clicsargent.org.uk