We take our responsibilities to our local community seriously and encourage all our staff to get involved in fund raising and volunteering
Gatwick has a proud history of supporting local charities and this year we are focussing our efforts on supporting and fund raising for three wonderful local charities: TravelCare, St Catherine’s Hospice and Sussex Wildlife Trust. We will be raising money for these organisations throughout the year and encouraging our staff to volunteer their time and expertise.
We encourage all our staff to get involved in the local community offering their skills and time. Some use their expertise in areas like finance and marketing to give advice to local charities and organisations, others are governors of local schools and team building days are encouraged to be taken volunteering in the local community. All staff are able to take two days per year to spend doing voluntary work of their choice.
TravelCare is our charity which provides assistance and support for passengers who are in difficulty at the airport. It also provides help for passengers in times of major incident or emergency. In 2012 the TravelCare team of staff and volunteers helped 2,873 passengers.
St Catherine's Hospice
St Catherine’s Hospice is a charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers. For over 25 years the Hospice has been providing high quality care, free of charge, to people living in Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and East Surrey. For the past three years Gatwick employees and their families have swelled the number of participants in the annual Sussex Weald Bike Ride and also supported a number of other charity events organised by the Hospice throughout the year.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
The Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation organisation covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
It manages over 4500 acres of nature reserves, runs environmental education programmes and speaks out on all the major environmental issues that impact on life in Sussex.