Colleagues at Stansted Airport are invited to vote to select a charity partner, giving a clear focus for the airport’s fundraising activities, offering volunteering opportunities and supporting the role the airport plays in helping good causes in the local community.
Last year our colleagues selected Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust and throughout the year managed to raise amazing £14,426!
Dozens of colleagues were involved in a number of events to raise funds including the first ever Runway Run in June, when almost 100 runners took off for an early morning run along Stansted Airport’s runway.
Helena Morgan, Head of Fundraising at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, said:
“We are honoured that Stansted Airport opened up their runway today for the very first time for such a unique fundraising event! I was lucky enough to take part in the run along with five colleagues from the Charity, a number of Stansted Airport staff and Air Ambulance supporters. This is such a novel idea to help raise much needed funds for your local Air Ambulance to continue saving lives. We are very excited about our new partnership with Stansted Airport and look forward to more interesting events throughout the year.”
Stansted Airport Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Marcella M’Rabety, said:
“This is the first time ever the airport has opened up its runway for such a unique event. It allows staff and our business partners the chance to run along one of the busiest runways in the country, all in aid of our wonderful charity partner, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust. The airport is delighted to be able to back the Trust during 2013 and by supporting them we will also play our part in saving lives of people who live in our region.”
Our 2014/15 charity partner is yet to be agreed but if you have any thoughts please let us know. We would love to have your on board to play your part in supporting your local community.