2:04 PM, 26°C MOSTLY SUNNY. Thu 23 Oct 2014(SYDNEY TIME)

Community spirit at Sydney Airport

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Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kerrie Mather, recently presented a Variety Sunshine Coach to The Hills School Northmead. 

The bus was purchased with funds raised from Sydney Airport’s Community Christmas Giving Appeal in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Teachers, carers and students from The Hills School were given a special VIP airfield tour on their new bus, which has been customised to cater for students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. 

Variety – the Children’s Charity Chief Executive Officer, Tam Johnston, said, “I applaud Sydney Airport and the airport community for their collaborative spirit and thank them for their passion for helping Aussie kids in need.”

In other community news, Sydney Airport donated $30,000 to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal and facilitated donation collection points across our terminals.

Salvation Army Territorial Commander, Commissioner James Condon, said, “This donation from Sydney Airport will make a real difference to the lives of people in need. We thank Sydney Airport for their support and contribution to this important cause.”

Sydney Airport has continued its support for the Kookaburra Kids Foundation in 2014 by donating another $20,000 towards the September respite camp to be held at Teen Ranch Cobbitty. The airport also supported Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia’s annual Starlight Day fundraising appeal by donating $7,500 to the cause and hosting fundraising activities at our T2 Domestic terminal.