London City Airport staff raise over £10,000 for Richard House!

Published: September 19, 2016

Last Friday, 16 September, 28 staff from London City Airport set off on a 185-mile bike ride to Lille to help support the children and families in Richard House care.

The route took the team from London City Airport through Greenwich, Kent, Dover, Calais and parts of Belgium and they had to battle through torrential rain and a series of steep hills from the very beginning, before finally arriving in the centre of Lille, after more than 20 hours of cycling.

The airport has supported Richard House for over 20 years, raising more than £800,000 during that time and this event will raise in excess of £10,000.

Anthony Angol, London City Airport’s Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, said: “London City Airport is an international airport but it’s also a local business that is committed to supporting local good causes and our longstanding relationship with Richard House is a prime example of that. Each year the airport’s staff give up their time to take part in fundraising events in aid of the hospice and this year’s cycle to Lille was a great success, raising over £10,000 for the hospice. We are happy that through our contribution, Richard House can continue to offer a much needed service to local families.”