Safe landing for Sue Ryder as Airport partnership continues


Three years ago Luton Airport launched its charity-of-the-year partnership.

Staff were asked to shortlist potential good causes and the public was asked to vote.

Sue Ryder was the overwhelming winner and the aim was to raise £80,000 for the charity that has 13 centres country-wide offering compassionate care to those suffering from palliative, long term or end-of-life conditions.

Fundraising highlights included a ‘Meet the buyer’ networking event and a cycle to Paris.

This involved 19 cyclists – led by the airport’s operations director – riding 328 miles to the French capital, raising a whopping £35,000.

More than £100,000 was raised altogether, beating the target by an incredible £20,000.

This translates into 12,000 hours of care which Sue Ryder will provide locally.

A Luton Airport spokesman said: “We are very proud of our achievement.”

Sue Ryder will once again be the company’s charity partner for 2014/15.

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