Luton Airport announces support for two new charities

Luton airport with foodbank and air ambulance
LLA announces partnership with two charities. Credit: London Luton Airport

Luton Airport has announced a new partnership with two charities, Luton Foodbank and The East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The partnership will see colleagues from across the airport work together with the chosen charities to raise vital funds.  

The air ambulance which currently operates from bases at Norwich and Cambridge airports, will also benefit from free re-fuelling and waived landing fees at Luton airport to give them more flexibility for their operation.

East Anglian Air Ambulance operates out of Norwich and Cambridge airports. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The food bank will continue to receive food and confiscated items from airport security, an initiative which began in 2019.

The new partnership for the airport follows a successful 3-year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, which raised over £175,000 for the charity, funding over 400 Macmillan Grants in the area, and helping local families meet the costs that can arise from cancer and its treatment.

London Luton Airport during the pandemic. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The charity partnership scheme has been running since 2008 and has raised more than £600,000 for charity organisations, thanks to the fundraising efforts of LLA’s staff and passengers alike.