Aberdeen airport lends support to Befriend a Child charity

Aberdeen International Airport
Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen airport is set to build on its relationship with a north-east charity.

Aberdeen International Airport announced it would be extending its partnership with Befriend a Child till 2020.

Employees of the airport first selected Befriend a Child as their chosen charity in 2017 and since then passengers as well as staff have raised more than £15,000.

Aberdeen International Airport’s managing director Steve Szalay said: “Befriend a Child does incredible work in the community and as the only specialist befriending charity for children in the north-east, we are incredibly proud to continue our corporate relationship further.”

The good cause helps support school-age children in the north-east who are growing up in complicated or troubled circumstances.

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Befriend a Child CEO Sarah Misra said: “The support we have received from Aberdeen International Airport throughout our partnership so far has been invaluable to the charity.

“The airport’s backing has had such a positive impact on the children, befrienders and mentors we support.”

“We are thrilled that the partnership has been extended to 2020, and we look forward to working with the fantastic team at the airport on even more fun and engaging activities.”

One of the events being held to raise funds for the charity, as well as Veterans with Dogs, is the Aberdeen Runway Run. The race will see participants tackle the 3.5km runway either as a team or individually on June 22.