Meet The LSE Students Who Got a Free Flight On a Private Jet During RAG Week
You could run the longest marathon, you could volunteer for the longest time, but you will never raise more than £900 in more style than these LSE undergraduates.
Gee, LSE’s Women’s Officer, and her friends Robyn and Julia, decided to do a JailBreak in the events of RAG week.
Using some contacts made in their rugby training, the girls got in touch with FlyLEA, a private jet airline.
On the day of the JailBreak, the company called them with the news that they could fly them to Madrid.
— Gee Linford-Grayson (@GeeLinfGray) January 23, 2015
One rushed commute to City Airport and a few judgemental looks from fellow passengers, Gee, Robyn and Julia were comfortably chatting with their personal crew made of Alec, Tom and Emma.
FlyLEA, as Gee tells me, had to pick up a client in Madrid, so upon hearing the girl’s charitable plan they made an exception and flew the trio for free. Robyn said that they were “like children”. To them, flying high class was a fantastic new experience, and they were confident this would set them ahead of the game.
Once in Madrid, times got tougher. After hours and hours and hours of failed hitchhikes, miscommunication with locals, and rejection after rejection, they managed to check into a hotel to sleep a few hours and charge their phones.
“Julia was in hysterics” says Gee, “and the situation was hilarious but if we were laughing all the time no one would help us”.
20 hours after, they managed to get out of Madrid and into Granada. From Granada they hitchhiked to a small town near Malaga airport just in time for the end of JailBreak.
And so ends the tale of Gee, Robyn and Julia and their epic JailBreak. Needless to say, they won.
In total, Julia, Gee and Robyn raised £900 during the jailbreak, a figure which is now near £1000.
They won the JailBreak prize for farthest distance travelled and the most money raised per person. All donations will go to Spires, a charity for the homeless.
Donations are still open here, use their team name: MOTHERRUCKERS when donating.