Thursday, 22 May 2008

Airport staff win prizes for charity

STAFF at Southampton Airport have raised £24,000 for 25 local charities after a host of fundraising activities.

The donations came from the BAA Communities Trust charity at the annual Volunteer Awards held in London that reward staff who raise money for charity.
Three Southampton staff won the top prize each receiving £5,000 for their chosen charities. Other entrants received awards between £200 and £500 each resulting more than £24,000 being donated to charity.

Jason Sugden was one of the members of staff to win £5,000 which he is donating to Cancer Research UK.

The Bitterne Park School Partnership and The Sophie Barringer Trust also received £5,000 each.

Chris Butler, managing director at Southampton, said: "I am extremely proud to work with such a motivated and inspirational group of people, and would like to congratulate them on their achievements."

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