Tuesday 16th of June 2015
This month, members of staff from London Luton Airport are gearing up to cycle 233 miles from Luton to Brussels in a bid to raise £30,000 for the London airport’s charity partner Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.
The 29 members of staff taking part in the challenge include beginners and experts alike, and will be departing London Luton Airport on July 9th and cycling 233 miles to the Belgian capital, arriving on July 11th.
London Luton Airport is one of the largest airports in the UK and saw 10.5 million people pass through its doors in 2014. The airport, which is a key economic driver for the London region employs over 8,600 staff.
The challenge aims to raise over £30,000 for the airport’s charity partner Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, which provides end of life care for people with progressive illnesses, in order to make sure that they can make the most of their final days, and to support family members through tough times by offering bereavement help and spiritual care. All proceeds of the charity cycle ride will fund Sue Ryder’s work at St John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire and the Sue Ryder specialist neurological care centre, Stagenhoe in Hertfordshire.
Paula Rastrick, Corporate Fundraiser at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice said, “Our partnership with London Luton Airport is amazing and this challenge is a testament to the hard work and determination of everyone involved – cyclists and fundraisers alike. To the volunteers who choose to donate their most precious commodity; time – thank you. We could not do this without your support.”