Yorkshire airport set to work with children and animals!

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is ignoring the age old advice of never working with children or animals as it announces its chosen charities for 2015.

Staff at the airport will hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year and passengers will be encouraged to donate via the annual coin collection which sees passengers donate any loose sterling, foreign coins or notes in departures and arrivals.

This year’s chosen charities are Cash For Kids – the children’s charity run by Hallam FM – and Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said, “We are delighted to announce our two chosen charities for 2015. There are so many worthy causes around and it was a hard decision to make.
 
“Our staff and passengers are very generous and will support these two charities donating unwanted coins in arrivals and departures.”

Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in local communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is the charity run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park team. The Foundation was created in 2013 to be a dynamic catalyst for inspiring people to support conservation and welfare across the globe.

Their vision is to create dynamic communities who promote, conserve and sustain the world’s biodiversity and improve animal welfare.

Steve added: “We are really proud to be working with Yorkshire Wildlife Park again. In 2010 we worked closely with the team to assist them as they flew a pride of rescue lions from Romania to Doncaster.

“The Wildlife Park is a fantastic attraction for Yorkshire and they are a really forward thinking team.

“Cash For Kids helps to fund local projects for local children. This is a cause that is close to our passengers hearts.

“We are looking forward to working with both charities and helping them to raise funds which will make a real difference.”

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