Farnborough, UK. 22 July 2022. As part of the Barrie Wells Trust’s Box4Kids initiative 120 seriously ill and disabled children and their
families were invited to watch the Farnborough International Airshow from VIP chalets on 22 nd July.

Box4Kids is a nationwide scheme inviting seriously ill and disabled children to enjoy VIP experiences
from executive boxes at major sporting and entertainment venues. Guests at the Airshow were able
to meet American pilots, sniffer dogs, enjoy exclusive tours of the planes and first-class views of the
air display.

The children invited have a range of serious medical conditions, ranging from leukaemia, heart
transplant, brain tumour and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Elliott who has an unbalanced
chromosome, chronic lung disease and a ventricular septal defect amongst many of his conditions
was one of the guests to enjoy the day with his mum, Marnie and Dad, Paul. Marnie said;

“Today has been absolutely fantastic and we have felt like royalty! Everyone we have encountered
from pilots to hosts has treated us with so much respect and kindness that we didn’t want the day to
end! Elliot has had a fantastic day and we have made memories that we will cherish in our hearts
forever. Elliot’s Dad adores aircraft and watching them enjoy it together has been magical and a
very special day.”

The charity collaborates with organisations who donate the use of VIP spaces. This year
organisations supporting Box4Kids at Farnborough International Airshow include Accenture,
Embraer, ATI and Deutsche Aircraft who have been supporting Box4Kids since 2016.

Gareth Rodgers, Chief Executive of Farnborough International, comments “We were delighted to
welcome so many children and their families at the Farnborough Airshow. Since working with the
Barrie Wells Trust and their Box4Kids initiative, starting out in 2016, we have been able to facilitate
hundreds of deserving families to enjoy and be inspired by the Airshow which is important for all of
us. There has been some fantastic support from a number of organisations particularly the
exhibitors who have come forward to support this brilliant initiative.”