Over the years, George Best Belfast City Airport has sought to give more than a little back to the community, with countless activities to raise money for Northern Irish charities.
Some of the charities we have supported are:
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK's largest charities. Established in 1948, the charity mainly cares for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. In 2006, Marie Curie became GBBCA's charity of the year. The airport took part in various fund raising activities which enabled them to hand over a cheque of £20,000 to Marie Curie Nurse of the Year, Imelda McGucken at the end of the year.
To find out more about the charity visit www.mariecurie.org.uk
Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC)
NICFC is a registered charity which offers practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people up to and including the age of 21, who are living with cancer, and their families. NICCFC became GBBCA's charity of the year in 2007. The airport supported the NICRC's family programme, which costs around £105,000 annually and raised over £10,000 in 2007-2008 from a variety of events,then matched what it had raised, bringing the total donation to £20,000.
To find out more about the charity visit www.nicfc.com
George Best Belfast City Airport works closely with Mencap, the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families.
GBBCA's very own Paula McFarland competed in Mencaps Y Factor in January 2010 to help raise vital funds for the charity. Paula raised an amazing £1,300 for the charity with the help and support of her work colleagues, family and friends. Paula was successful in winning the top prize for being the best Y Factor fundraiser!
George Best Belfast City Airport are proud to work along side Concern WorldWide and Irish chairty working in 3rd world countries.
We invited Deirdre Murphy from Concern Worldwide down to the airport on Friday 23 October to join our Admin team for their Charity morning held at the airport every other Friday. Deidre was presented with a cheque for just over £2,000 which was raised from our charity mornings and various collections throughout the terminal. Many thanks to all of our passengers who made donations in the terminal.
For more information on the charity visit www.concern.net/
Macmillan Cancer Support
Belfast City Airport will be getting involved in an array of events for the local charity and encouraging their staff and customers to get involved aiming to raise vital funds for this worthy cause. All funds raised will go towards providing medical, financial, practical and emotional support for the 55,000 people in Northern Ireland living with cancer.
To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support visit www.macmillan.org.uk