One cold December morning over 50 ‘Reindeer’ took to the runway at London Southend Airport to raise funds for local charities. The results are in and the £5,000 target set by the airport team has been smashed with a total of £7,220 raised.
Finding the positives in this challenging time is essential. The airport is a key part of the community and several initiatives have been launched since the initial lock down in spring last year, from #bearhugs and the poppy display, to food donations via Age Concern and NHS care packages.
On this occasion, airport employees and members of the public came together for the unique opportunity to walk or run down the runway and back – a distance of 3.5km! Members of the public were asked to apply, outlining why they wanted to take part. Sarah McBrearty was a participant taking part in memory of her father who was a member of Vulcan to the sky club.