Aberdeen International Airport supports local designer’s bright idea

Aberdeen International Airport has teamed up with local artist Lynne Anderson to support her bright idea to raise money for children’s charity, Charlie House. 

Staff at the airport are being encouraged to bring in unique and interesting empty bottles, which the airport will then give to Lynne to upcycle into her stunning lamp designs.

The airport’s award-winning Northern Lights lounge is also participating by donating some of the rare and limited edition bottles it has collected in recent times. 

A jeweller by trade, Lynne hand makes the lamps as well as crafting the lampshades. Customers can choose from pre-made designs or select their own bottle and fabric from hundreds of fabric swatches to suit their personal taste. All profits from the sales of the lamps are donated to Charlie House.

Through the sale of more than 300 lamps and other initiatives – including a trip to Peru tackling the Inca Trail – she has raised an incredible £10,000 for the charity.

Aberdeen International Airport staff will donate bottles in batches of 12 and will provide continued support to Lynne’s work.

Emma Lindsay, Environmental Coordinator at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted to help Lynne Anderson in this creative way of raising funds for Charlie House. The work Lynne produces for the charity is not only beautiful but also supports a fantastic cause.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local charities, this initiative is a great way to get the whole airport involved.”

Lynne Anderson, the artist, said: “I was initially tasked by Charlie House to raise £4,300 to help build a bedroom in its new building. I wanted to do something a little more creative to raise funds for the charity and so created ‘Lynne’s lamps for Charlie House’.

“I’ve actually raised nearly £10,000 now from lamps and other fundraising through the year. After I’d hit the £4,300 target, people asked if I’d stop making the lamps but I enjoy doing them. I find them quite therapeutic to just sit and make in an evening so I just kept going with them! The contribution from Aberdeen International Airport will help support my work.”

Charlie House is an Aberdeen-based children’s charity which supports babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, in the North-east of Scotland.

The lamps are priced between £39 and £45 can be purchased from https://www.facebook.com/lynneslamps/.

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Issued by Frame on behalf of Aberdeen Airport.

Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is the north-east of Scotland’s major transport hub and is a vital economic driver for the region, contributing more than £110 million a year to the local economy. It is the gateway to Europe’s energy capital and is Europe’s busiest commercial heliport. Approximately 300 people are employed directly by Aberdeen International Airport which supports 3,400 jobs across the north-east of Scotland.

With 20 airlines serving 40 destinations, the airport handled 3.1 million passengers in 2018. It is nearing the completion of the largest investment programme in its history. The airport’s £20 million terminal transformation programme has resulted in a 50% increase in the size of the terminal building and with it, a comprehensive transformation of current passenger facilities.

09/10/2019

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