40 years ago, on June 18 1972, a plane crashed near London, known as the Staines air disaster. A tragic accident where also 9 JCI friends died, coming back from the European Conference in Edinburgh.
This year the JCI Staines Foundation likes to be present with a large delegation, to honour our bond with the victims and their families. We welcome all members of JCI Belgium, JCI Senate Belgium, JCI SenSe, JCI London and JCI Edinburgh, together with the entire international JCI community.
Program (due to changes, a final program will be announced later)
Free to visit London from your arrival time till 6pm: visit the Olympic sites or the Damien Hirst exposition in Tate Modern,…
6.00pm Official ceremony at Embassy
7.30pm Dinner in London organised together with JCI London
9.30pm Transfer to hotel
8.00am Walk (5 minutes) to Waterloo station
8.37am Train London Waterloo to Staines (South West trains)
10.00am Prayers and dedications in the Trident ‘Papa India’ Memorial Garden in the Moormead Sports Ground off of Waters Drive, Staines
11.00am Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Staines
12.30pm Lunch in “The Bells” traditional pub
02.00pm Visit Heathrow airport, visit Concorde airplane,…
05.00pm Trip back home
We will ask you to make your own hotel and transport reservation. We are still waiting for news from British Airways, because they promised to propose us a special offer. The moment we receive the final information we will announce this. Beside that, all participants will have the choice to book an airline ticket or the Eurostar for Brussels or Lille to London.
We propose the Premier Inn London County Hall. A nice hotel, only 5 minutes from the Waterloo train station. Today the best price can be found on their website: www.premierinn.com. Make sure you look for the right hotel. We booked a room at £ 99 + breakfast.
So all hotel reservations will be done by the participants itself.
The Staines Foundation proposes a participation fee for all Belgian members of € 95. This means that the Staines Foundation will partly cover additional costs. The fee includes: reception, dinner Sunday, lunch Monday, transfer from Sunday evening program to hotel, train London-Staines, transfer in Staines area (to prayers, memorial service, lunch, afternoon visit).
Not included : trip (plane/train), hotel + breakfast, dinner Monday, transfer from and to plane/train, drinks.
Please send an e-mail to Kris Sierens – firstname.lastname@example.org – to announce your participation. Your reservation will be confirmed after the Staines Foundation received your payment of the fee. Bank information: IBAN BE10 2200 0257 7004 / BIC GEBABEBB. Please indicate ‘Staines Memorial 2012’ and your name.
In case of rain, bring your umbrella.
Travel light. On Monday morning you will have to take your bag with you to Staines.