Search

Airport staff get on their bikes for Beckton children’s hospice

14:49 14 July 2014

Staff from London City Airport and CityJet set off on their bike ride from Richard House Children

Staff from London City Airport and CityJet set off on their bike ride from Richard House Children's Hospice in Beckton

Archant

Staff from London City Airport and CityJet got on their bikes to ride from London to Rotterdam to support a children’s hospice.

The group was made up 34 staff from the airport, including its CEO Declan Collier, and two from CityJet. They set off from Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton on the initial leg to Harwich, catching their breath on the ferry before getting back on the saddle for the final leg to Rotterdam.

Many of the group cycled to Amsterdam this time last year in support of the charity, and they hope to raise as much as the impressive £25,000 raised in that ride. They were also accompanied by East Ham MP Stephen Timms.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said: “It’s great to see so many airport employees giving up their time for such a good cause. I’m sure it will be a tough challenge but also a lot of fun. I look forward to crossing the finish line having raised as much money as possible for Richard House.”

Hannah Bosley, a fundraiser at Richard House, is also taking part. She said: “It should be a great fundraising challenge. We are really proud and fortunate to have the support of London City Airport and City Jet. They money raised will make a huge difference to the families we support so we are very grateful to everyone taking part.”

London City Airport has supported the hospice since it opened in 2000, raising more than half a million pound. `

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

13:04
Edward Kabuga from Stratford has been sentenced to four months imprisonment

A thug has been jailed for breaching a gang injunction.

IMD Legion perfoming during the audition round of Britain's Got Talent. Picture: Shane Chapman/ITV

Street dance crew IMD Legion might not have persuaded the public that they are Britain’s most talented act but the group have set their sights on world domination.

IMD Legion
Stratford station. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Images

Stratford station has been named as one of 20 across the country to pilot a new British Transport Police scheme.

British Transport Police
Signal lights all turned to red and lines standing empy as rail strike talks go ahead. Picture: PA Wire/David Cheskin

This week we ask if the new strike laws are asking too much of trade unions?

Conservative Party

Most read news

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder