Bristol Airport Soars to New Heights with Children's Hospice South West
Created: 17th May 2017
More than £160,000 raised for local charity
Local Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is Bristol Airport’s charity partner for 2017. Each year Airport staff are asked to vote and support one charity. For the third consecutive year CHSW is the nominated charity of the year.
During 2016, staff and passengers raised over £20,000 for the North Somerset based charity, with initiatives arranged throughout the year including volunteer collections in the terminal, raffles, cake sales and a Christmas jumper day. Bristol Airport team members also participated in charity cycle rides, runs and much more.
Fundraising in 2017 continues and, more recently, members of the Bristol Airport team ran the Bristol 10k dressed as pieces from the popular tile-matching puzzle game, Tetris, raising over £265 for the charity.
Children’s Hospice South West has been voted as the charity of the year on six separate occasions over the last 11 years and the long-standing partnership has raised over £160,000 for the charity.
Janey Hellmen, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, CHSW said
"CHSW has been very fortunate to have been supported by the Bristol Airport as Charity of the Year on a number of occasions, starting with the Babe Appeal to build our local hospice, Charlton Farm, in North Somerset, which opened 10 years ago. An incredible sum has been raised by Bristol Airport employees over the years and these funds have gone a long way in helping to make the most of short and precious lives."
Adam Thorne, Retail Manager, Bristol Airport said:
“We were delighted to participate in the Bristol 10k to help raise awareness and money for the Children’s Hospice South West. It is such a good cause and one which we felt we could contribute and make a difference. The event really brought the team together, from making our outfits to running on the day, so it was not only about raising money but it was about having fun at the same time. We felt such a sense of pride being cheered on by the Children’s Hospice South West team on the day.”