Flying high as Bournemouth Air Festival raises £12,000

Our annual Bournemouth Air Festival hospitality event sponsored by local IT consultancy, QuoStar, raised £12,000 this year to support local people living with cancer.  

After taking a break in 2020 due to Covid-19, this year’s event took place on 3rd September at Key West Restaurant on Bournemouth Pier during the Bournemouth Air Festival. The event, sponsored by Quostar for the seventh year running, has in total raised close to £40,000 over the years.

Attendees were welcomed with a Pimm’s on the prom, which was followed by a three-course lunch and some fundraising fun and games. The 180 guests also enjoyed spectacular VIP views of the Air Festival flight displays throughout the day – including the Red Arrows.

James Stelfox, Managing Director at QuoStar, comments: 

“We’ve proudly partnered with Wessex Cancer Trust for the past seven years, and they are an obvious choice for us. It’s important to QuoStar to support a local charity that makes a big impact in the area. Wessex Cancer Trust does so much great work in the local community, providing invaluable support not only to those living with cancer, but to their loved ones as well. They do such a fantastic job putting these events on too! It’s nice to have this event back after last year’s break. It’s a brilliant opportunity for businesses to come together and network whilst raising awareness of, and money for, an incredible worthwhile cause.”      

Sarah King, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Corporate & Community Fundraiser said:

“It was wonderful to be able to put on this event once again after a difficult 18 months for so many. Guests were able to meet other businesses in person once more to network whilst watching the amazing air displays in glorious sunshine.” 

All of the money raised will be used to provide practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. 

Our 2022 Air Festival hospitality day takes place on Friday 2nd September and a table of ten costs £1,000. If you are interested in purchasing a table or supporting the charity in any other way – via donations or fundraisers – please contact sarah.king@wessexcancer.org.uk for more information.