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ASDA Cheque Donation to UKCAPScotland

The United Kingdom Civil Air Patrol Scotland (UKCAPS) was today presented with a cheque for £200 from the Asda Green Token Scheme at Dundee Airport.

UKCAPS was delighted to have been nominated as community champions in the Asda green token scheme earlier this year. This nomination, which followed a number of high-profile airborne searches, saw the charity sit alongside the Iron Mike Towell Fund and Positive Steps Dundee to compete for the votes of customers at their Dundee Kirkton store.

Whilst the final honours and a cheque for £500 went to the Iron Mike Towell Fund, UKCAPS was delighted to receive a cheque for £200 simply for being nominated. This was presented today at Dundee Airport by Samantha Will. Samantha is Asda Kirkton’s Community Champion.

To say thank you, UKCAPS offered to get Samantha and Wendy McKinney – who nominated the charity - flying, with Samantha today taken for a flight from Dundee Airport with the support of UKCAPS pilot and MD of Tayside Aviation, Jim Watt.

UKCAPS Chief Pilot Archie Liggat, a former military fast jet pilot and 747 Captain with British Airways said:

“UKCAPS was honoured to sit alongside two extremely worthy local charities and would once again wish to thank Asda and its customers for their generous donation. £200 will allow us to stay airborne for 5 hours which equates to a search of around 350 miles of coastline. This is only possible because our pilots, like Jim, donate their time and aircraft to the organisation completely free of charge.”