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Friday 26th of February 2016
Official figures have been published this month, detailing the amount of money raised for London Luton Airport’s charity partner Sue Ryder over the past two years. Through a range of charitable activities including sporting achievements and fundraising schemes, Luton Airport has raised over £120,000 for the charity.
The Airport has also been helping out in its local area, through a range of community-driven schemes including an employment partnership with the Prince’s Trust, which to date has helped 32 young people into work. Additionally, London Luton Airport’s Community Trust Fund has granted £50,000 to community groups.
Luton Airport’s employment scheme ‘Get into Airports’, which was a collaboration with The Prince’s Trust was extremely successful in 2015, with 82% of participants in the scheme, finding full-time employment.
The £120,000 raised for Sue Ryder has been welcomed by the charity, which said that this funding will allow them to provide over 8500 extra hours of patient care.
Nick Barton CEO of London Luton Airport said:
“As our £110million redevelopment project gathers pace, we remain committed to being the best neighbour we can be. At London Luton Airport we know that strong relationships with local residents, businesses and our charity and community partners are central to our success, and the fruits of these relationships are demonstrated in this year’s report. I am proud of the difference which we are able to make to our local community.”