Transaid offers chance to win a flight on Goodyear Blimp

Courtesy of the generosity of Goodyear, Transaid’s long-standing corporate partner, the international development organisation is able to offer two people the chance of a flight on the tyre and rubber company’s legendary airship which is returning to the skies over central London in May.

The once in a lifetime opportunity to see London from on high will feature in a free prize draw being held to raise money to fund the organisation’s work.

But anyone wanting to participate in this unique event will need to get their skates on as the deadline for entry, which can only be done via the Transaid website – – is May 5th, with the flight taking place on May 12th.

The raffle will be drawn on Friday May 6th, with the winner announced and contacted later that same day. Although it is entirely optional, Transaid hopes that anyone who enters will make a separate donation to the charity.

The Blimp will depart from Essex, where on-site parking is available and both breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Goodyear has been a corporate member of Transaid since 2014, supporting the organisation to transform lives through safe, available and sustainable transport in sub-Saharan Africa.

The company is committed to providing essential, unrestricted funding towards the testing and implementation of Transaid’s programmes aimed at improving access to healthcare and road safety in the region. The organisation’s employees have also participated in several Transaid cycle challenges, raising significant funds to support our work.

In 2019, and after reaffirming its commitment to Transaid, Goodyear pledged £5,000 towards the MaMaZ programme, an innovative community-led project designed to improve severe malaria case management in rural areas. This funding provided a bicycle ambulance, protective clothing for the emergency transport volunteers and vehicle maintenance, training and support for 12 months. The organisation first pledged a bicycle ambulance to the programme in 2015.