Our charity partners

Our UK charity partners

•   Our home town of Crawley is a great place to work and live, but it has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the UK and a disproportionate number of NEETS (16-24 year olds, Not in Education Employment or Training). We've teamed up with Crawley Council and our local secondary school to help raise the aspirations of pupils in our local area. www.crawley.gov.uk

•   Dreams Come True - we provide an annual donation of holidays to this wonderful charity who provide 'once of a lifetime' experiences for terminally ill children and their families www.dctc.org.uk

Our charity partners in the USA

•   Stand Up for Kids works across the USA finding and helping homeless street kids, and improving their lives. Virgin Holidays helps fund their outreach sessions, which provide food, clothes, hygiene products, guidance and education and has been successful in reuniting many kids with their families.

Our charity partners in the Caribbean

•   We fund a programme of degree scholarships in Tourism Management for Caribbean nationals operated by The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation. www.caribbeanhotelassociation.com

•   A donation to the Travel Foundation is included in the price of every holiday we sell. This funds initiatives such as a scheme to teach schoolchildren about business through encouraging them to grow herbs, farm honey and raise fish while raising money for their schools, operated by The Travel Foundation in Tobago, St Lucia and Jamaica.www.thetravelfoundation.org

Our charity partners in Africa

•   We help fund an initiative to give students from South African townships, the skills and confidence they need to set up their own businesses with The Branson School for Entrepreneurship, through Virgin Unite. www.virginunite.com

•   We actively assist with a Travel Foundation scheme to help ensure Maasai villagers get a fair share of the revenue earned from tourist visits in Kenya. www.thetravelfoundation.org

Our charity partners in Asia

•   We help fund various Travel Foundation initiatives such as a project to train local unemployed youths as tour guides. www.thetravelfoundation.org