Around £1,000 a year is donated to Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People in Boston Spa by LBA, with the help of its passengers. This amount is raised through coin collection tins in the terminal building as well as the donation of lost property items.
This month, several lost property boxes were handed over to Martin House Corporate Fundraiser John Haigh and volunteer Kim Broadhead. Each month, lost property items, which are mainly clothes, are donated by LBA for the charity to sell in their shops around the region and raise money for the vital support given to families.
Leeds Bradford Airport has supported Martin House in this way for more than six years, alongside raising hundreds of pounds a year for the charity in coin collection tins.
Kayley Worsley, PR and Public Affairs Manager at LBA, said: We are incredibly proud and pleased to support Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People – a fantastic charity that creates amazing memories for children and their families facing tough times.
We hope that the fundraising we generate every year helps to make difference and I’d like to say a big thanks to our passengers for helping to raise money in these ways.
John Haigh, of Martin House, said: This is our 30th anniversary year, and the long-term support of a business like LBA is one of the reasons we are able to keep providing care for families who so desperately need it.
We have 12 shops around the region, as well as a furniture warehouse, which raise a significant amount of money for us, so this donation will make a big difference to us. We’d like to thank LBA and its passengers for continuing to support us in this way.
Martin House provides care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses – and their families – from throughout West, North and East Yorkshire, at its hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. It services include respite stays, emergency care and end of life care, and it supports more than 420 families every year, as well as giving bereavement support to a further 150 families.