Justin and celebs hit from wing of British Airways 747

Rose joined by Redknapp, Wright, Lineker and Kidd in British Airways charity challenge

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Wed, 8 Oct 2014

from his success at Gleneagles, European Ryder Cup hero Justin Rose flew from Scotland to British Airways’ engineering hangar in London to take on a unique charity challenge to raise funds and awareness for the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation, set up by the golfing star.

Standing on the wing of a British Airways 747, which has a wingspan of 64m and average height of 6.1m above the ground, Rose was joined by former England football captain and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, ex-Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp, former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright and fashion icon Jodie Kidd.

Their mission was to hit a succession of golf balls at a target up to 180 yards away to secure flights for the charity.

High winds proved challenging for the golfers with Justin Rose skimming the target and Jamie Redknapp succeeding but only after his golf ball bounced and deflected off the green.

“That was a lot more challenging than I expected,” said Rose.

“I don’t think I’ve been faced with a shot quite as unique as hitting one off a wing of a British Airways 747! Ian Wright had the best shot of the day, but you’ll have to watch the highlights to appreciate it!”

Frank van der Post, British Airways managing director of brands and customer experience added: “It was a fantastic day and thanks to Justin and his sporting friends’ efforts we have donated ten flights to the Justin and Kate Rose Foundation.”

Golf fans are being invited to win the opportunity to take part in a golf clinic in Dubai in November, when Justin takes part in the DP World Tour Championship, held at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in the United Arab Emirates.

The exclusive golf clinic will host one-on-one personal coaching from the star, with competition winners flown from around the world to join him in Dubai.

To be in with a chance to win watch out for more details coming soon on www.britishairways.com



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