Falko Donates £5000 to Ron Green’s Fundraiser
Falko donates £5000 to Ron Green’s Fundraiser in support of the De Havilland Aircraft Museum.
This year is the centenary of the de Havilland aircraft company and local volunteer Ron Green, who turned 100 on the 14th November. To celebrate his centenary year, Ron is dedicating his 100th birthday to fundraising to save the museum at Salisbury hall.
De Havilland Aircraft Museum is the oldest Aviation Museum in the UK dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Hatfield based de Havilland Aircraft Company. On display are their products which is the only place in the world to see three Mosquitos together including the Prototype, the world’s first jet airliner; the Comet and an example of the most successful British commercial airliner and last to be built at Hatfield, the BAe146.
Ron smashed through his original target within days of launching his appeal and donations continue to roll in reflecting the importance and appreciation for this museum sited where the original Mosquito was designed.
You can keep track of Ron’s progress or make a donation here:
In Response to the donation Mike Nevin, Trustee and Marketing Director at the museum said ‘Following the second national lockdown, the de Havilland Aircraft Museum faces an uncertain future.
Instead of presents for his personal centenary, Ron has asked people to support the heritage site, which is based in London Colney where the de Havilland Mosquito was designed 80 years ago.
The Trustees and Director of the museum sincerely thank Falko for the generous donation to Ron’s cause. It means so much to the Museum, its staff and volunteers particularly in these most challenging of times
The year 2020 also happens to be the 100th anniversary of de Havilland, a British company which revolutionised aviation for so much of the 20th century and whose aircraft, especially the Mosquito played a pivotal role in World War 2.
Ron’s appeal has raised public awareness of de Havilland’s contribution to our history – and raised donations to support the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Britain’s oldest aviation museum, and as an independent museum and registered charity, it is dependent on public donations and visitors to continue its mission to preserve the de Havilland Heritage.’
The museum is a true reflection of the heritage of Falko and we are delighted to be able to make a contribution to Ron’s fundraiser to support the museum through, what has been, a very difficult year.