Published on : Tuesday, June 27, 2017
London City AirportMore volunteers took part in London City Airport’s annual Volunteering Fortnight than ever before, with 61 staff taking time out of their working weeks to participate in the initiative and make a meaningful contribution to local organisations and charities.
Airport staff from across all parts of the business volunteered at ten different community partners and charities in East London, dedicating their time, skills and expertise to activities and causes in six boroughs – Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
In total, the combined contribution of time to good causes equated to 429 hours, exceeding last year’s tally of 375 hours.
It is the fourth year in a row that that the airport has organised its Volunteering Fortnight, running from 29 May to 9 June, coinciding with National Volunteers’ Week, with eight of the activities set up in collaboration with the East London Business Alliance (ELBA), including those at Barking Food Bank, Spitalfields City Farm, and the Waltham Forest Disability Resource Centre.
Fabienne Gress, Corporate Social Responsibility Executive at London City Airport, said:
“As one of the most community-focussed airports in the UK, our Volunteering Fortnight has developed into a focal point of the year in nurturing our relationship with local organisations and charities. It’s an excellent opportunity for staff from all parts of the airport to take time out from day-to-day duties and contribute to good causes.”
Source:- London City Airport