LOST PROPERTY at Leeds Bradford Airport and generous passengers help raise around £1,000 a year for a children’s hospice.
Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People gets four-figure support from selling items, mainly clothes, which passengers have left behind and not reclaimed.
The lost property is sold in its charity shops throughout the region. Passengers also give generously to the hospice via collection tins in the terminal building. This raises hundreds of pounds each year.
In June several lost property boxes were handed over to fundraisers Martin House corporate fundraiser John Haigh and volunteer Kim Broadhead.
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has supported Martin House in this way for more than six years.
Kayley Worsley, a public relations manager at LBA, said: “We are incredibly proud and pleased to support Martin House – 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.”
Mr Haigh, from the hospice, said: “This is our 30th anniversary year, and the long-term support of a business like the airport 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.”