Local charity starts partnership with Aberdeen International Airport

AIA's Charity Management Group with AberNecessities staff

AWARD-winning Aberdeen International Airport has selected AberNecessities as its new charity partner.

Previously, charities were asked to get in touch with the north-east’s major transport hub about a potential two-year partnership.

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A vote by employees at the recently crowned Hub of the Year at the National Transport Awards has led to AberNecessities being appointed.

More than £62,000 was raised for the previous charity partners We Too! and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars as the airport commits future fundraising events like the unique Runway Run to AberNecessities.

Since launching in 2019, AberNecessities has supported over 12,000 children, distributing hundreds of thousands of essential items across the North-East.

Danielle Flecher-Horn, founder of AberNecessities, said: “We are deeply honoured to be chosen as Aberdeen International Airport’s charity of the year.

“This recognition is a testament to our team’s dedication and work in the north-east. We are excited to collaborate closely with Aberdeen International Airport, exploring various opportunities to raise awareness and garner support from those travelling to, from and through Aberdeen.

“The airport provides a unique platform to engage with thousands of individuals, and we believe in the strength of numbers within our community. We are truly grateful for this level of support and look forward to this exciting partnership”.

Lee McCann, Communications Manager and Charity Management Lead at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We have been delighted to work with both We Too! And Kayleigh’s Wee Stars the last two years.

“I want to thank both charities for what has been a fantastic partnership that we are sad is coming to an end.

“Our group is looking forward to working with AberNecessities who have seen their demand for support increase over the last few years.

“AberNecessities do some incredible work across the community, and we hope we can achieve great things working together.”

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