News. Media Centre.
Latest news from London City Airport

£5,000 for Crisis at Christmas from London City Airport

13/12/2013
London City Airport has donated £5,000 to homelessness charity Crisis, to help individuals at risk this Christmas.

The donation will buy 300 beds for a homeless shelter in East London, helping to provide a safe place for vulnerable people to go, where they will also have access to support and advice. 

Homelessness is rising more sharply in the capital than elsewhere in the country.  More than 6,000 people slept rough at some point in London last year – a 62 per cent increase in just two years.

Liam McKay, Head of Community Relations at London City Airport said: “While passengers are flying through the airport to be with their loved ones, there are people on our doorstep who will be homeless this Christmas.  Homelessness devastates lives and I hope our donation will go some way towards helping ease that devastation over the Christmas period and beyond.”

Crisis at Christmas offers support and companionship during the holiday period and helps people to take their first steps out of homelessness.  It first opened its doors in 1972, when hundreds of homeless guests were fed and accommodated in a small church in central London.  In 2012, almost 3,500 guests enjoyed a range of comforts across nine dedicated centres, supported by some 8,000 volunteers.  

The charity not only provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time, but it sets them up for a more positive year ahead.  Guests receive healthcare and specialist advice on housing, work and benefits, as well as food, accommodation, entertainment and companionship.

Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “Without the support of organisations like London City Airport, Crisis at Christmas simply could not happen, so a big thank you must be said for their generosity. This Christmas their donation will help hundreds of homeless people have the chance of a safe, happy Christmas and provide the opportunity for a more positive New Year.” 

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway.  LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train. 10 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 47 destinations. In 2009, the airport was granted permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum, which it intends to do by 2023, via the City Airport Development Programme. Further information about the airport and its services can be found on our website.

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly >
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Charlotte directly >

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

@images_gc Here's all the info you need on getting here http://t.co/slHTfzQ4Pq
Edd the Duck once flew from LCY! #tbt :RT @WickerBoat: @LondonCityAir We also had celebrity endorsements! https://t.co/KQJzlTYmDg
@bogoroditzaDina Great! How did you find it vs DLR?
From 1988-1993 we ran a river bus service, 35 mins to central London. Did you ever travel on it? #ThrowbackThursday http://t.co/dOPufYIvNK
@images_gc Yes it's free to park and charge, they are in the Hertz collection bays at the airport.
@GioCaforio You're welcome.
@unlaoised Super speedy isn't it!
@astrotomato Excellent feedback!
@RostiLFC Glad you had a great experience with us!
RT @flybe: Present your season train tkt to the flybe team based outside John Lewis, Exeter, for a free rtn flight to @LondonCityAir! #flyt…
RT @cityjet: Our Pilots looking sharp this morning briefing before the 3rd flight out of @DublinAirport to @londonCityAir - http://t.co/yp
@adkay1 Sorry to read this, we'll certainly pass this on to the team
Good morning from LCY, let us know if you're travelling through today #FlyLCY http://t.co/v7XtJvtR3J
@images_gc yes, Hertz have two bays.
Want to #win some flight tickets to a @Flybe destination of your choice? Enter our #competition for a chance to win http://t.co/iYnKD6i4g7
Have you voted for the scariest sounding airport in our #Halloween survey yet? Make your vote here http://t.co/jJcZN0mHXT
@Greg4271 Great, have a good trip!
Check out our Edinburgh City Guide #FlyLCY https://t.co/hd3u2dcOw1
@Greg4271 Where are you flying to today?
Clear day here at London City Airport, are you travelling from LCY today? #LondonCityAirport #FlyLCY @… http://t.co/zpVBJvH0c4
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Twitter icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.

Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >

Book your holiday.

Click here now >

London City Airport

See all destinations >.

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter:
Submit >