Organisers of the spectacular Midlands Air Festival have just launched their ‘Rainbow Skies Initiative’, which will donate up to 1,000 tickets to NHS key workers who have continued to work tirelessly on our behalf, throughout the pandemic.
The festival will return to the historic Ragley Hall Estate in Warwickshire on 4-6 June 2021 and will see the skies filled with over 120 multi-coloured giant hot air balloons and a stunning classic air display, creating a fitting tribute to the NHS.
Members of the public are being encouraged to nominate NHS key workers who they feel deserve a day ticket to the event as a thank you for all their hard work, or staff may apply themselves. Nominations will be open from today, 16 March 2021 for two weeks until 29 March 2021. Tickets will be free of charge and allocated on a first come first served basis to those in current employment with the NHS.
Festival organiser Trevor Graham commented; “We were thinking of ways we could give a little back to our brilliant and hard-pressed NHS staff in the wake of the successful clap for heroes and John Romain’s NHS Spitfire tour. It occurred to us that with over 120 multi coloured giant hot air balloons, multi-coloured kites and the colours of our air display smoke trails we will have our very own rainbow sky, a fitting tribute to our frontline medics”.
The Midlands Air Festival was inaugurated in 2018 and has attracted an increasing number of visitors from the wider Midlands area and across the UK. Before the current restrictions, visitors came from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
To nominate an NHS key worker for the Rainbow Skies initiative, just visit: www.midlandsairfestival.com/nhs between now and 29 March 2021. Recipients will receive an adult entry ticket for the festival, valid on either the Friday, Saturday or Sunday, these will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. All Rainbow Skies ticket holders will simply need to present NHS photographic ID on arrival along with their ticket to gain entry.
Rainbow Skies and general admission tickets are available from the Midlands Air Festival website. Children under 14 can attend for free, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and will be limited to allow for any government distancing guidelines that may be pertaining. Those wishing to attend are strongly advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
There will be many more exciting additions and announcements about the events programme in the coming months, so to keep up to date with the latest news and information visit the Midlands Air Festival website www.midlandsairfestival.com or follow the event on Twitter @midlandsairfest, Instagram @midlands_air_festival_ and Facebook @midlandsairfestival.