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Tuesday 19th of January 2016
London Luton Airport has announced its new charity partner for the period of 2016/17, Keech Hospice Care. The hospice will be Luton Airport’s charity partner for the two years, during which time the airport aims to raise over £50,000 for the charity who will use the money to deliver much needed hospice care to children and adults across Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Keech Hospice Care was selected as Luton Airport’s charity partner through a public vote, in which they received over 12,000 votes of support and the backing of celebrities including, Jamie Cullum, Harry Judd, Ian Poulter and Marco Pierre White.
Since the announcement of the new charity partner, London Luton Airport staff have been coming up with creative and daring ways to raise the £50,000 target which includes world record attempts, pop-up stores in the terminal building and even a fire walk.
Neil Thompson, operations director at London Luton Airport said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting Keech to provide care to adults, children and their families. Keech is a fantastic local charity and our staff are excited that the public chose to make it their winner.
“The two-year partnership will coincide with one of the most exciting periods for the airport as we are spending £110 million to transform the airport and expand capacity. The partnership with Keech is just one of the ways in which we are working to make sure that London Luton Airport’s growth benefits the whole of the local community.”