Birmingham launches charity partnership

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Birmingham Airport has announced a new three-year corporate charity partnership with local charity Solihull Mind.

Solihull Mind provides a wide range of services to those with mental health problems, offering support across the borough of Solihull, including many areas in close proximity to the airport. The decision to support the charity was made by airport employees, who were given the opportunity to nominate local initiatives. All 800 employees had the chance to vote.

Conscious of the large number of people living in communities close to the airport, Birmingham Airport has a long track record of implementing measures to mitigate any negative effects of its operations.

CEO Nick Barton said, “We understand the effects of our operation on our neighbors and are proud to give something back to the local community. With Solihull Mind emerging as the clear winner of our staff vote, mental health is something which resonates with many of our employees. We’re excited to be raising awareness of the incredible work of this charity and have some exciting activity in the pipeline.”

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