IAG Cargo facilitated the delivery of 1.2 tonnes of cricket equipment to Islamabad to go to schools in Pakistan that have been affected by the recent floods. The donations, including bats, balls, gloves, pads, helmets, and clothing, were provided by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Five pallets containing nearly 3,000 items were loaded onto a British Airways Boeing 747, which left Heathrow for Islamabad on 29th November.
Over 26,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the devastating floods in Pakistan. It is hoped that the equipment will return a sense of normality to schoolchildren who have suffered through this turbulent time.
Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo John Cheetham said: “We are glad to support donation efforts in response to the humanitarian flooding crisis in Pakistan. As a cargo industry we have a role to play in delivering a range of essential goods every day and at IAG Cargo we are proud to use our global network and capacity to help children affected by the floods and bring some normality back to their lives.”
The company was also responsible for handling the logistics of transporting 34 tonnes of emergency aid to the Pakistani capital back in October.