We were delighted to welcome Andrew Cowan, CEO from London Stansted Airport to our 2016 Annual Christmas Lunch at the Hilton London Stansted.
Andrew addressed guests giving an overview on updates and developments at Stansted Airport and plans going forward and was happy to answer questions from guests.
The lunch which was a great success and welcomed many new faces providing the opportunity for all to make new business contacts whilst enjoying the festive mood of the afternoon.
Charity of Choice
We are pleased to announce that at the 2016 Christmas Lunch members and guests raised £300 for the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, our charity of choice for 2017 - thank you to all who donated.
Earlier this year at a networking event with the working Essex Police Dogs and their handlers, Insp Lee Devall who is based at Stansted Airport proudly received the monies on behalf of the Charity.
Linda Belgrave, Chair of ERPD said: "We are delighted to receive this cheque from the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce and are extremely grateful to Julie Budden for organising the fundraising event.
Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund relies on such donations so that we can support Essex Police Dogs in their retirement. When a police dog is retired they are no longer the responsibility of the police - they do not receive a pension and all expenditure must be met by their owners. Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund aims to contribute towards veterinary and healthcare costs. These exceptional dogs have protected the people of Essex during their service and we are pleased to be able to assist them in their retirement. Although we are completely independent from Essex Police we are always grateful for their support and especially today as Insp Lee Devall kindly accepted the donation on our behalf".
We even received a personal note from one of the K9s who will benefit, Retired PD Buster
For moe information on the charity, visit www.essexretiredpolicedogs.co.uk