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Flying Scholarship for disabled people

Registered Charity Number: 1148914

About the charity

Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP) change the lives of disabled people by inspiring them, building their confidence, self-esteem and aspirations through life-changing aviation experience including learning to fly. The charity offers scholarships to disabled people with a range of disabilities including Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Paraplegia and Amputation. Some of their scholars are born with their conditions and others have them as a result of an accident or contracting a disease.

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What our donation will help to fund

The £1,000 donation from Ecclesiastical will help provide a scholarship for a disabled person to learn to fly. For all of FSDP’s scholars, being awarded a scholarship is a life changing experience. They speak of the confidence and self-belief it has given them and for many this is translated into starting new careers, new relationships, and taking on further challenges.

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“You say ‘I have control’ when you are flying the aircraft. I now find I am using these words in my day-to-day life with assertiveness and confidence and it is really helping me with the challenges I face. For someone with a disability, I think they are three of the most powerful words you can use.”

Amanda Worne, a 2018 scholar

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