In addition to our local sponsorships, we also partner in a range of events and activities that align with our values and have a wider, regional participation.
Regional events provide us with opportunities to connect with more communities and play a positive role across a wider area. Here are just some of the regional events and organisations we're supporting this year:
Gatwick was the official main partner for the Brighton Marathon, one of the UK's most popular marathon events. This year, we were proud headline sponsors of the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races. One of the largest youth races across the UK, they gave 7-19 year olds a chance to take part in the marathon weekend. Our sponsorship meant there was no entry fee, but we invited those taking part to make an optional donation to race sponsor, Cancer Research UK.
Through sponsorship, we also provided 20,000 free reusable water bottles given to runners, event staff and volunteers to reduce litter and single use plastics and help keep Marathon Village plastic free.
SERV Sussex is a charity that provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex. The service is provided free of charge to the NHS overnight via a committed team of volunteer riders and drivers often using their own vehicles. We have committed to a five-year sponsorship of SERV Sussex.
In 2018 we once again led the Community Parade at Brighton Pride festival where more than 300,000 people participated in the city-wide celebration of diversity in the community.
For the second year in a row as a sponsor of the event’s Community Parade, Gatwick’s branded bus led the parade through the city alongside 150 members of staff from the airport.
South and South East in Bloom
The South and South East in Bloom campaign is the largest horticultural campaign in the region involving 100’s of communities each year. Participating communities create lasting improvements to their local environment for the benefit of those that live, work and visit. We are proud to be involved in helping communities improve their local environments and are headline sponsor.
We're also involved with:
- Bonhams Veteran Car Run
- Big Bang Fair South East
- South Down National Park
- Wakehurst Place
See details of our partnerships with local business and economic events across the region.