Our charity partners

We've raised over £1 million for charity since 2015

We support worthy causes

From marathon running and Tough Mudder challenges to cake baking and marshalling, our energetic and passionate workforce enjoy fundraising for our charity partners who are changing lives and making a real difference in the communities around the airport.

It’s important to our colleagues and passengers to support causes that help local people, so we’re focused on ensuring that our support is being directed back into the communities where we live and work.

In 2019 our colleagues voted to concentrate our efforts into making a big impact for SASH and in 2020 we welcomed them as our newest charity partner.

firefighters run relays of the runway to support SASH

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

Supporting local charities forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

Our Charity Partners

Gatwick TravelCare

This independent charity has worked alongside our team to help passengers since 1986. Gatwick TravelCare helps over 2,000 passengers with travel-related problems each year.
On a daily basis the team help to resolve a wide range of issues. They support passengers who miss flights, or have passport problems. They work closely with support services.
Read more on Gatwick TravelCare

SASH Charity

This hospital charity supports healthcare workers and patients in our local NHS Trust. The Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust supports a catchment area of over 500,000 people.
Donations go towards specialist equipment, training, and improving the hospital environment. Our colleagues voted SASH Charity as our newest charity partner in April 2020.
Read more on SASH Charity

KSS Air Ambulance

This independent charity saves lives, by providing the best possible emergency medical care. Their skilled pilots deliver medical teams to people who are unwell or injured.
Their crews are ready to respond every minute of the day, every day of the year. Every penny raised goes into supporting this vital service for the local communities.
Read more on Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Would you relay our runway?

£2500 raised for SASH Charity

In June 2020, our Airport Fire Service took to the runway to raise money for our local NHS trust. 13 firefighters from our White watch ran the 3,337 metres of our main runway - a total of 43 kilometres.
SASH Charity

Fancy Run Gatwick?

We proudly partner with Run Gatwick, which unfortunately was cancelled due to COVID-19. Run Gatwick will take place on Sunday 8 May 2022.

Get involved with Run Gatwick

In the meantime, some of our colleagues are undertaking Run Reigate to support our charity partner SASH.

We're looking forward to supporting more local causes Find out how

Our Decade of Change


£8.4 billion for the region by 2028

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Zero Waste

Zero untreated waste goes to landfill

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200 grants for local projects

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Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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94% of flights use new fuel-efficient planes

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Let's look forward, together

Our sustainability policy - the Decade of Change takes us to 2030
Second Decade of Change to 2030

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Our Event sponsorships

We've sponsored over 200 community events since 2015. This gives us an opportunity to connect with our community, and bring people together.

Read more on our sponsorships

Our education programme

We inform, inspire and invest in young people and we open up the world of opportunities to everyone.  We offer help in developing the right skills for the right job. 

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Our decade of change

We continue to work towards being the UK’s most sustainable airport. There’s still more to do. Our Decade of Change policy takes us to 2030.

Read more on our Decade of Change