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Passengers donated SEK 2.5 million to the Red Cross

2016-03-22, kl. 09:16

Swedavia’s collaboration with the Red Cross has been a success. In 2015, passengers and employees at the Group’s airports donated 2.5 million Swedish kronor to Red Cross operations.

Swedavia and the Red Cross have had a close collaboration for many years. Through this partnership, people can deposit foreign currency in special collection boxes at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Bromma Stockholm Airport. Furthermore, items forgotten at the Group’s airports are given to the Red Cross after three months for sale, and clothing drives are organised among airport employees.

“Every day, 100,000 passengers fly via our airports, and our partnership with the Red Cross enhances our airports as modern meeting places. We want to give a big thanks to both our passengers and employees for this success,” says Karl Wistrand, chief executive of Swedavia.

“Our partnership is always being strengthened. Both parties now contribute knowledge to one another, especially about preparedness and crisis work, We would like to give a big thank you to all of Swedavia’s passengers and employees who have made a contribution so that we can provide relief aid internationally,” says Morgan Olofsson, director of communications and fundraising at the Swedish Red Cross.

In 2015, the partnership meant an additional 2.5 million Swedish kronor in funding for Red Cross operations. Of this, 1.6 million kronor came from the collection of currencies and 900,000 kronor from forgotten items and clothing drives.

In recognition of Swedavia’s commitment, today the Group’s chief executive, Karl Wistrand, was given a diploma from Morgan Olofsson, the Red Cross’s director of communications and fundraising, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. In conjunction, the Red Cross is also presenting aspects of its operations by enabling airport visitors to virtually follow their work.