Condor Aviation expands Blackburn Beverley plans to offer Respite to those affected by conflict

30/11/2020

Condor Aviation has launched a crowdfund appeal to raise money to help with the move and restoration of the last remaining Blackburn Beverley. Like with any restoration project, the success of the project relies heavily on the generosity and involvement of the community so we'd like to thank those that have donated so far.

Following discussions with a range of partners, the project has taken off and grown wings; Condor Aviation is no longer just focusing on the historical restoration and preservation of the Beverley.

Martyn Wiseman, Managing Director of Condor Aviation, said: “We are very fortunate to have a unique project and extensive facilities that we feel, could be put to use in a much more fruitful and philanthropic way. As part of the Blackburn Beverley project, we will be extending our Birchwood Lodge facilities to include accessible engineering workshops, a Blackburn Beverley artefacts library and clubhouse for those interested in aviation and military history, as well as those who may have been affected both mentally and physically by conflict can come for respite.

“We are working with a notable charity partner to ensure the facilities we offer are equipped to support those affected by conflict to seek respite when staying at the Lodge and volunteering on the restoration project. The original plan to create a restored vintage plane that funds itself will instead be replaced with an ongoing project that offers volunteering, reskilling and respite opportunities for those that most need it. If anyone would like to be part of the project, please get in touch via the contact us page on www.blackburnbeverley.co.uk.”

Long-term, it is hoped that this facility becomes an extension to the charity's extensive work in supporting serving personnel in their transition from military to civilian life, whether that be at the end of their careers, or as a result of medical discharge.

This is something incredibly close to Condor Aviation's heart and we look forward to giving back to the community that has supported our family over the years. To support the project, visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-blackburn-beverley-aircraft

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