Richard House at London City Airport

Published: December 8, 2015

Richard House Day at London City Airport

On Wednesday 9th December, Richard House Children’s Hospice will be visiting London City Airport to introduce the passengers to the work the charity does and thank the airport staff for their continued support.

Located less than a mile from Richard House, London City Airport became one of the hospice’s first charity partners back in 1997, before the building was even erected. The partnership has raised over £800,000 since then, with airport staff spending countless hours raising money through cake sales, raffles, quiz nights, bucket collections, sky dives, international cycling challenges and much more.

On the day, Chief Executive Peter Ellis will be answering questions and chatting to airport staff, whilst other members of the Richard House staff will be manning stalls, with raffles and other exciting fundraising activities. There will also be choirs present, singing various festive melodies.

The event will also be attended by some of the children and young people in Richard House care who will also be taking part in a number of activities.

Peter Ellis, Richard House Children’s Hospice Chief Executive says: “London City Airport has been and continues to be a fantastic supporter of Richard House, going right back to our early days. Over the years their support has been invaluable, they are always finding innovative ways to keep bringing money in, with so many wonderful individual members of staff, at all levels of the company, undertaking amazing fundraising events and challenges.

Without such generosity, the hospice would not have been able to offer the vital and comprehensive support and services it provides to the children and their families.”

Claire Davey, CSR Executive at London City Airport, says ‘This event is a celebration of the airport’s long-standing fundraising relationship with Richard House Children’s Hospice, a charity close to the hearts of airport staff. Over the 19 year partnership our staff and passengers have helped the airport to raise a significant contribution towards the great work that the hospice does. This day will see a coming together of our two organisations in celebration, and to hopefully catalyse even more engagement in the years to come.