ABSEILING staff at Birmingham Airport have raised £12,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
More than 50 employees braved the wind and the rain to take the 32 metre plunge down the Birmingham Airport head quarters, Diamond House.
The event was organised to raise much-needed funds for the airport’s nominated charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides specialist, palliative care to life limited and life threatened children, young people and support for their families across the Midlands.
In the last year the charity has supported more than 830 children and 1,060 families, including those who are bereaved.
Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport went over the edge with David Strudley, former CEO of Acorns.
Commenting on his abseil, Paul said: “It was excellent fun and it’s been great to see so many members of staff involved in the abseil this year.
“The money we’ve raised will undoubtedly help life limited children and their families in local communities as they go through a very difficult time.
“The airport has developed a great relationship with Acorns since we started our association with them back in 2008.
“We very much look forward to continuing to take part in these extremely worthwhile fundraising events for them going forward.”
Since 2008, Birmingham Airport has raised over £60,000 for Acorns through various fundraising events including abseils, cake sales and raffles.