Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Glasgow Prestwick Airport staff swap planes for white water rafts
FIFTY Glasgow Prestwick Airport staff raised more than £1,000 for a local charity by taking part in the Ayrshire Airport’s second white water rafting event.
[Pictured: Glasgow Prestwick Airport staff, left to right and working from the front of the raft to the back of the raft: Nicholas Rodwell, Andrew Little, Kevin Wright, Jenny Harding, Laura Findlayson, Andy McLauchlan, Stuart McLeod and Kimberley Fisher. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]
This year it was the Ayrshire Hospice that benefited, when a cheque for £1,300 was handed over by Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell at the Ayrshire Hospice Summer Ball.
The event, at Aberfeldy on the River Tay, was first held in September last year and was a resounding success, providing the staff with a great day out while also raising money for charities that were chosen by those staff.
Congratulations this year go to winning team The Artful Dodgers, while The Honolulu Honeyz were the last team to cross the finishing line.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell said: “This is a great energetic day out, and because we have so many staff and departments spread over a large area, it also provides them with an ideal opportunity to meet each other and mingle outside the pressures of work.
“The 50 staff who took part can be proud of the fact they managed to raise £1,300 and it was a pleasure to hand this over to the Ayrshire Hospice, a fantastic cause which was chosen by the staff themselves.”
The Airport hosted two tables at the Hospice event, and among the attendees were members of management and employees who had been nominated to recognise their performance and contribution.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport also donated its cardboard Elvis, signed by tribute act Gordon Hendricks and a prominent feature at last year’s staff party, to the silent auction. This raised £120 for the Hospice and has been earmarked as a Christmas present for an Elvis fanatic.
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