City Airport’s cash gift to Richard House

Staff of London City Airport paid a special visit to the Richard House children’s Hospice to hand over a gift of �39,000 to help their care of youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

The cash was raised at the airport’s annual fun day in July, which attracted a record 25,000 visitors to the rides, entertainment, fashion show, talent contest and the return of London’s only air show among other events.

City airport’s chief executive Richard Gooding said: “We are delighted to be able to donate such a substantial sum to Richard House.

“Every year, our employees work tirelessly to guarantee a great day out for local families and residents.

“It is thanks to them and the generous donations made on the day that make this event the success that it undoubtedly is.”

Peter Ellis, his counterpart at the hospice, said the fun day is one of the most important fundraising events for Richard House which needs to raise �3.1m annually.

“Without the support of the airport’s employees and the local community who attend the day, we would not be able to support the children, young people and their families who so desperately need our help.

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“We are very grateful to all who participate.”