Gatwick Airport sponsors charity bike ride
Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
London's Gatwick Airport has announced its patronage of a forthcoming charity cycling event.
The facility reports that it will sponsor the St Catherine's Hospice Sussex Weald Bike Ride, scheduled to take place on Sunday 22nd May 2011.
In addition, collection boxes for the medical facility will be situated throughout Gatwick Airport for the next two years, funds from which will go straight to St Catherine's, which provides end-of-life care for locals.
Chief executive of the facility Stewart Wingate expressed his delight at the move and claimed he was particularly interested in the upcoming event.
"As a keen cyclist myself I will be signing up for the challenge and I invite people across the area to get on their bikes for their local hospice on 22nd May," he said.
Earlier in the month, Mr Wingate welcomed a move by German carrier airberlin to host a range of new services at Gatwick Airport.