Luton Airport extends charity partnership

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London Luton Airport has renewed its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support for a further 12 months, following a successful two years of fundraising.

The UK airport has so far raised £145,000 (US$190,800) for the charity, surpassing the £80,000 (US$105,270) target set when the partnership began in 2018.

The money has been used to fund 360 Macmillan Grants in the area, helping local families meet the costs that can arise from cancer and its treatment.

Staff from the airport have raised the money in a variety of ways, from cake bakes and collections in the terminal to a Santa Dash (top), Summer Solstice Runway Run and a four-day charity bike ride from Paris to Amsterdam (below).

The airport’s fundraising efforts were recently recognized at Macmillan Cancer Support’s Corporate Thank You Awards, with Luton winning the Internal Engagement Award.

Commenting on the renewed partnership, Caron Hooper, community relations executive at London Luton Airport, said, “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support for another year. All our colleagues at the airport have really thrown themselves into raising money for this great cause, and we’re all looking forward to another year of supporting the invaluable work that Macmillan does in the local area.”

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