London City Airport will welcome charity partner Richard House Children’s Hospice for a fundraising day this week.
Chief executive Peter Ellis will be answering questions and chatting to airport staff, while the rest of the team will be hosting raffles and a Christmas choir will put on a festive performance.
The event on Wednesday, December 9 will also be attended by some of the children and young people from Richard House .
Mr Ellis said: “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.”
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 more than £800,000 since then through events like quiz nights, sky dives and international cycling challenges.
London City Airport CSR executive Claire Davey said: “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.”