London City Airport supporters in the for long haul

Published: March 20, 2015

This morning our chief executive Peter Ellis visited long-time partners at London City Airport to thank them for many years of support.

Peter had a tour of the airport and met with some of the staff who have been raising money to support the children and families at Richard House.

London City Airport is located less than a mile from Richard House and became one of the hospice’s first charity partners in 1997, before the hospice building was even erected.  Since then, airport staff have spent countless hours raising money through cake sales, raffles, quiz nights, bucket collections, sky dives, international cycling challenges and more.

A foreign coin collection at the airport also raises a steady income thanks to the generosity of passengers.

Peter said: “London City Airport has been a strong supporter of Richard House since before we even had a hospice building. Over the years staff have really got behind us, finding innovative ways to keep bringing money in.  Each and every penny raised makes a big difference for children and families at Richard House.”

In 2014 alone staff at the airport raised £57,000 for the hospice.

Pictured: Staff from London City Airport setting off on a charity cycling trip from Richard House to Rotterdam last year