Dundee Airport and the Local Community
At Dundee airport, we are dedicated to supporting local community and charity activity as much as we possibly can. We regularly welcome groups of school children, businesses and associations to the airport and take them on a "behind the scenes" tour. We also try to work with as many local suppliers as possible when looking for goods and services and encourage all our concessions and partners to mirror this policy.
Some of the events and support that the team at Dundee have given include:
International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA)
Dundee has supported the IFRA for over 8 years and this has been in the form of:
- Donation of equipment
- Staff travelling abroad on missions
The IFRA is a Scottish registered charity formed in 2002 by Fire, Emergency and Civilian personnel. The purpose of the charity is to provide assistance to countries that are too poor to, or due to civil unrest/war cannot provide adequate fire, rescue and emergency services.
To date, the team at Dundee have raised nearly £2,000 through various fundraising activities including; running half marathons, a horse racing night and climbing Ben Nevis. In total they have been involved in six missions in Paraguay, Argentina, Bosnia and Albania. On these missions they donated appliances, equipment and training to the emergency services teams within the countries they visited. Plans are already in place for missions to Bosnia or Albania later this year. The charity is always in need of support, and for more information, please visit www.ifra.co.uk.
The 777 Challenge
Claire Moncrieff from Air Traffic Control at Dundee is hoping to inspire all those budding cyclists at the airport to make a three-day trek in September to raise money for charity.
The 777 Cycle Challenge will start at Dundee Airport on 10th September, and will finish at Inverness Airport on 12th September, and will use the National Cycle Network Routes 77 and 7 to cycle north through some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland. The primary aim is to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charity, but we also aim to give everyone who takes part a solid physical challenge and the chance to have great fun along the way.
The plan is to camp out at Blair Atholl on the first night, south of Aviemore on the second night and to travel back to Dundee on the final night. That's assuming those taking part haven't succumbed to the pain of three days solid cycling!