Leeds Bradford airport forges charity partnerships with local football clubs

Leeds Bradford airport forges charity partnerships with local football clubs

A joint charity partnership is being forged between Leeds Bradford airport and its two local football league teams.

The airport’s first official charity tie-in involves the foundations of both Bradford City and Leeds United.

They will jointly become the airport’s adopted charity with fundraising events held throughout the year.

The partnership will join both clubs together for the first time, where the foundations will work to fundraise in the airport terminal and run a series of events.

More than four million passengers used the airport, which employs 2,500 staff, last year.

Bradford City FC Community Foundation is a self-funded, registered charity with its main aim to make a difference to people’s lives and to promote the improvement of health and well-being of the local community.

The Leeds United Foundation is a registered charity delivering programmes to support people across the city region, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Airport chief executive David Laws said: “Sport is a fantastic passion for people across Yorkshire.

“Both charities do tremendous work across the region in a number of communities and we feel this latest initiative is another way in which we can achieve our ultimate goal in creating an airport the people of Yorkshire feel proud of.

“Both charities are very worthwhile causes and the airport is the perfect place to reach millions of people.

“It is fantastic to celebrate this historic moment in bringing them both together and we are delighted to be able to help them reach out to Yorkshire, raising awareness of what they do as well as fundraising within our terminal.”

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