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New report reveals extent of London Luton Airport's charity work

London Luton Airport (LLA) has raised over £170,000 for its charty partners in the last two years, according to its latest annual Community Engagement Report.

More than £120,000 was raised for the St John’s Hospice during a two year partnership which will enable Sue Ryder to provide over 8,500 hours of care in 2016.

And LLA committed a further £50,000 to good causes through its Community Trust Fund, which was shared amongst 24 local organisations, in 2015.

It notes that 85% of applicants to the fund were successful with each group receiving a grant of up to £3,000 to support community projects.

The report also revealed that LLA’s flagship employment scheme ‘Get into Airports’, run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust, enjoyed another successful year with 82% of participants securing a full-time job as a result.

And the gateway has received recognition for its environmental practices. LLA achieved full energy management system (ISO50001) accreditation in 2015 in recognition of its energy-saving initiatives.

Airport CEO, Nick Barton, says: “As our £110 million redevelopment project gathers pace, we remain committed to being the best neighbour we can be.

"At LLA we know that strong relationships with local residents, businesses and our charity and community partners are central to our success, and the fruits of these relationships are demonstrated in this year’s report.

"I am proud of the difference which we are able to make to our local community.”

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