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Fundraising target smashed by Airport Trek team

18/03/2010

A group of staff from Aberdeen Airport who are going the extra mile for charity are celebrating after they smashed their fundraising target in under 6 months.

The team, based at the Dyce terminal, are trekking part of the Great Wall of China in May to raise funds for Age Concern and Help the Aged.

Back in October they set themselves a target of raising £11,000 and within the last few days they have topped that milestone. The fundraising doesn't stop there however, with more events planned before the trek begins.

The team is made up of Fraser Bain (the airport’s Terminal Services Manager), Janice Tully (HR Business Partner), Malcolm Brown (Security Operations Manager), and Inspector John Irvine (from the airport police unit).

Malcolm Brown said, "I am delighted that we have reached 100% of our fundraising target. We have done a lot to get to this stage and it has not just been our efforts, the whole airport community has come together to help us. We have seen staff getting their legs waxed in the terminal, we have done a sponsored cycle, some of the team are even doing a skydive in April to raise more cash.

"I can't tell you how much it means to us to see everyone come together like this and get behind such a great cause".

Lydia Curran, Senior Manager - Events and Celebrities at Age Concern and Help the Aged commented, “Congratulations to Fraser, Malcolm, Janice, John and everyone at Aberdeen Airport for doing such a great job fundraising for Trek China. The money they have raised will make a real difference to the lives of older people. I would like to wish them good luck for the rest of their fundraising and thank everyone who has donated generously so far.”

 

Notes to the Editor:

The challenge takes place between the 15th and 23rd of May. Donations are still welcome at their joint webpage www.justgiving.com/fraser-bain. Pictures of the team are available on request.

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