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KERFOOT GROUP HELPS CHARITY TO FLY!

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A donation from The Kerfoot Group is being used to finalise a project which has seen young people from Goole build a light aircraft from scratch!
The £500 donation has been spent on the final parts needed to finish the, Spirit of Goole, aircraft.
Jack Milnes, chairman of The Spirit Of Goole charity. said: “Without the support of companies like The Kerfoot Group, projects like these would not be able to inspire young people from our area.

It has been wonderful to watch these youngsters develop new skills and their enthusiasm for the project has been an example to us all.

It hardly seems enough to just say “Thank You” but I know what a huge difference the support and generosity of Kerfoot will make to ours and other youth projects in this area.”

The Youth Build a Plane project was set up to inspire and encourage young people from Goole and East Yorkshire to gain skills in aviation and engineering. The Spirit Of Goole project has taken two and a half years and has seen more than 50 young people building their own light aircraft, a British design and manufactured kit plane called The Sherwood Ranger.

The group of youngsters are currently finishing off the engine installation and will then be ground testing and flight testing with a view to the Spirit of Goole flying soon.

“It was a privilege to represent the company along with Steve Savage, our Operations Director, in presenting a cheque for such a worthy cause. We did this under the shadow of the Vulcan in No.4 hanger at Robin Hood airport. This project will give many pupils skills beyond the normal school projects and I know from the time in I spent in the Air cadets and RAF the experience of flying is an exciting and exhilarating one. I wish them many happy landings and look forward to seeing The Spirit of Goole flying…….”Chocks Away!”

Rob “Biggles” Morley, HGV Driver at The Kerfoot Group.

For further information about the project visit www.thespiritofgoole.co.uk

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