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Ireland West Airport announces Charity Partners for 2024


Ireland West Airport is delighted to announce that ACT for Meningitis, BUMBLEance, Down Syndrome Ireland (Mayo Branch), Irish Red Cross, Mayo Mountain Rescue, and Western Care Association have been selected by airport staff as their charity partners for 2024.

Several events will take place during 2024 which will engage passengers and staff with the aim of raising as much money as possible for our charity partners. The headline event for 2024 will once again be the annual Portwest 5k runway fun run which will take place on the runway at Ireland West Airport in September. Full details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Launching the charities of the year programme for 2024, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport said “Last year the airport was delighted to raise €40,000 for our six charity partners, Breakthrough Cancer Research, Diabetes Ireland, The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, The Cancer Fund for Children, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and the Mayo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The money raised will hopefully make a positive contribution to the fantastic work these charities do in our local communities. Our charity programme is an integral part of the airport’s annual activity in the region and recognises the vitally important role that our communities play in the continued success of the airport. I am very proud of the continued support and commitment of our staff in raising significant money for their nominated charities every year and we look forward to another successful year working with our six new charities in 2024".

Since its launch in 2017 the Ireland West Airport Staff Charity programme has raised almost €250,000 for Irish charities. Pictured at the announcement of the charities of the year for 2024 Ireland West Airport Charity Programme are members of the Ireland West Airport team and representatives of the six partner charities for 2024.