Heathrow Airport staff raise �200,000 for charity
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
Staff at Heathrow Airport have engaged in a variety of activities to raise more than £200,000 for charity.
Armed forces support group Help for Heroes benefited from their efforts, which saw workers take a hike through a jungle and travel across Britain by bicycle during 2010.
The organisation will use the money to create new Personnel Recovery Centres around the UK, in addition to providing aid to injured soldiers.
Steve Dodd, a veteran member of staff at Heathrow Airport, organised a golf event for the charity and hailed the total as a "fantastic result".
"Staff really went the extra mile for Help the Heroes last year," he said. "To raise such a huge amount of money is a testament to the … generosity of Heathrow's staff."
This comes after the Welwyn Hatfield Times reported on the efforts of members of the Potters Bar Hockey Club, who recently bared all for a raunchy calendar in aid of Help for Heroes.