Glasgow Prestwick Airport donates money to charities in memory of their colleagues

Friday 20 December, 17:12 Europe/London

It was a difficult year in 2018 for team members at Glasgow Prestwick Airport when they sadly

experienced the loss of three of their dear colleagues. In their memory, the Airport Employee Charity Fund have now donated to three charities chosen by the families.

Every month money from employees who have signed up, donate into the Charity and Fundraising fund. Money raised within the fund is then donated to charities of the employee’s choice. A total of c£2000 was raised with each charity receiving £667.

The three charities receiving the donations were Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust, Ayrshire Cancer Support and Heart Start Ayrshire and Arran.

Glasgow Prestwick’s Charity and Fundraising Committee Chair, Moira Kelly said;

“We are delighted that we can donate funds to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust, Ayrshire Cancer Support and Heart Start Ayrshire and Arran to help them continue to deliver their, much needed, services in our communities. It also means a great deal that these charities were chosen by the families of the three colleagues we sadly lost in 2018.  

“I would like to say a big thank you to all our employees who donate into this fund. With their support, we’ve been able to donate to these wonderful charities in memory of our colleagues.   

Grace Quigley, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust said;

“We are delighted to receive this generous donation from the Airport Charity Fund.

“We would like to thank all involved and we are most grateful for your fundraising efforts & support.  We will use this donation to help our Scottish Fire Service colleagues and their families at times of injury, ill health, difficulty and greatest need.”


Rowan Main, Supporter Engagement, Ayrshire Cancer Support said;                 

 “We are delighted to receive this superb donation from Glasgow Prestwick Airport staff and want to extend our thanks to everyone who contributed so generously.

“Ayrshire Cancer Support provides free transport for Ayrshire cancer patients to reach their hospital appointments, often daily trips to Glasgow, and also free professional counselling, advice and therapeutic treatment to patients, their families and friends. We rely on donations from the public to provide these free vital services.

“Thank you to everyone who supports Ayrshire Cancer Support, a local charity helping local people. For help and advice please contact Ayrshire Cancer Support on 01563 538008 or”

Employees from the airport also collected gifts and selection boxes, these were donated to Crosshouse Hospital’s Children’s ward.