Airport staff give Santa a helping hand

AIA staff played the role of Santa’s little helper recently, joining Santa and the team at Friends of ANCHOR to distribute presents amongst the staff and patients. The airport was delighted to take part in the event, organised by its partner charity Friends of ANCHOR.

More than 200 patients at the Anchor unit – the north-east’s main cancer and haematology care facility at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary – were treated to gifts as they received treatment on the ward, with Santa also aiming to lift the spirits of those spending time at the Unit over Christmas.

James Milne, chairman of Friends of Anchor, said: “The annual Santa visit never fails to attract some smiles and laughter around the wards and clinics at the Anchor unit which is a truly wonderful to see. We’re incredibly grateful that each year one of our corporate partners supports the gift giving and allows us to bring a touch of magic to the unit.”

Separately, airport passengers and staff raised over £275 during December by donating to the Giving Tree Appeal – texting to donate whilst leaving messages for staff and patients on a tree within the airport terminal.



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