Airport Trust Fund Boosts Library Service Volunteers
Published: 17 April 2012
Local volunteers working with Buckinghamshire based charity Calibre Audio Library have been given a boost with their training costs thanks to a grant from the London Luton Airport Community Trust Fund.
Calibre Audio Library works to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, partially sighted, physically disabled or dyslexic, by bringing them the pleasure of reading through a subscription-free, nationwide postal service of recorded books. The charity received a £1000 grant from the fund to support training costs for its volunteers who help to administer the valuable library service.
Linda Adams, Calibre’s Head of Library Operations, said: “We are very grateful for this support from London Luton Airport, which will help us to train and support the volunteers who make such a tremendous contribution to our operation. Without them, we couldn’t meet the demand for our library service from thousands of print-disabled people.”
The London Luton Airport Community Trust Fund supports a range of local charities and community groups and the operator has committed £50,000 to the fund in 2012. The Trust Fund provides support for local community initiatives and seeks to support the long term prosperity of the local community.
For further details on the fund, visit the Airport’s community website at www.london-lutoninthecommunity.co.uk/communitytrustfund/
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and
8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus Regional, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to over 90 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
London Luton Airport has been nominated by the Mayor of London as one of 35 locations to host Olympic London Ambassadors. The Airport is expected to be a significant transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, welcoming travelling athletes and guests attending the events. London Luton’s close proximity to London and excellent rail link to St Pancras International will make it one of the fastest and most convenient gateways to the Games.