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Aurigny staff keen to help others

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AS THE number of flights to the island dwindles, Aurigny staff are setting out to help the community instead.

Aurigny staff are keen to help out in the community after air services were scaled back due to the coronavirus.

Aurigny Aid was officially launched yesterday and will mean that staff not required for normal operations can help out others instead.

Chief executive Mark Darby said the airline wanted to give something back to the community.

‘We hope the crisis will be short-lived and we will all be back doing what we do best shortly, which is running our much-loved community airline,’ he said.

‘However, while our staff are not able to do their day-to-day jobs, and are not being utilised elsewhere in the business, they are all keen to help out and keep busy during this difficult time as long as we are able, in line with the advice from the States.

‘Where we can, we are sparing staff resource to lend a hand to those in isolation, businesses in need, and anyone else with any challenge, big or small.’

To request help from Aurigny Aid, islanders should visit the main Aurigny website or call 268888.

Staff will be answering the Aurigny Aid hotline seven days a week between 8am and 6pm and Aurigny employees will be available for services between 9am and 5pm.

The service does not allow them to transport members of the public and Aurigny staff are also not able to deal with any monetary transactions.

However, they can pick up pre-paid prescriptions, shopping and takeaways for those self-isolating.

They can also help with dog walking and odd jobs, as well as help any businesses coping with staff shortages.

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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