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Edinburgh Airport staff name Guide Dogs Scotland as their official charity for 2016

Staff at Edinburgh Airport have kicked off the New Year by naming Guide Dogs Scotland as their corporate charity partner for 2016.

Each year, Scotland’s busiest airport works with different charities, raising funds and awareness of various organisations.

Last year it worked with Erskine and helped raise over £25,000 for nursing, respite and dementia care for ex-service men and women in Scotland.

The year before the airport worked with Scottish Autism and Unicef, raising over £10,000 during the course of the year.

Edinburgh Airport's CEO, Gordon Dewar, welcomed the decision to back Guide Dogs Scotland, noting that he forward to meeting the working dogs and their handlers early in the New Year.

“Helping raise £25,000 for Erskine is a fantastic achievement and it is great for us to be involved and play our part in supporting these vital organisations," he said.

Kyla Stratton, business development manager at Guide Dogs Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Edinburgh Airport's charity partner for 2016.

"There are currently 34,500 people living with sight loss in Scotland, a number which is set to double by 2050. Our services help people do the simple things that sighted people often take for granted, like getting to work, popping out to the shop for groceries or meeting up with friends for coffee and a chat."
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