Support from Edinburgh Airport soars to £65,000

More than £65,000 has been donated by Edinburgh Airport to Children 1st during its year as the airport’s corporate charity.

Staff from Edinburgh Airport posing on the airport roof

A range of activities were organised throughout the year to raise both money and in-kind donations, such as bake sales and a sponsored climb, volunteering time to repaint a service, and a Christmas toy appeal.

Edinburgh Airport interns raised nearly £2,000 during a week of fundraising activities. Further funds were raised from sealed, untampered liquids confiscated in the security hall that were donated to be used as raffle prizes at Children 1st events. 

Edinburgh Airport staff raising funds for Children 1st

Head of Engagement at Edinburgh Airport, Anna Light said: “It’s been really inspiring to see staff across the campus engage with Children 1st and do what they can to raise funds to help look after vulnerable children across Scotland.

“As an airport, we have a role to play in helping others and it’s why we work throughout the year to put on events and innovative activities to raise funds, and to be able to contribute more than £65,000 is something we should all be proud of.”

Senior Corporate Fundraiser at Children 1st, Matthew Hall said: “Our partnership this year with Edinburgh Airport has been a fantastic experience. As well as raising vital funds to help us support and protect vulnerable children in Scotland, we were also able to benefit from a lot of in-kind support in-kind support such as helping raise awareness of the Children 1st Give the Gift Christmas appeal.

All of us here at Children 1st want to express our deepest thanks to the whole Edinburgh Airport team for supporting us this year.”