Glasgow passengers raised £6753.81 for the airport’s FlightPath Fund during the last three months.
The fantastic amount was collected through the six FlightPath Fund collection globes positioned across the airport in which passengers can donate any left-over currency.
All monies raised through the globes are added to the £140,000 annual total donated by Glasgow Airport to the FlightPath Fund, which supports a diverse range of local groups, charities and organisations across the Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire local authority areas.
The total amount collected came from dozens of different global currencies including Croatian Kunas, Turkish Lira, Polish Zloty, Danish Krone, South African Rands, Ukrainian Hryvnia and Israeli New Shekel. Currencies new to the collection globes included Malagasy Ariary from Madagascar and the Nepalese Rupee.
Out with the dozens of weird and wonderful currencies of the world, the globes also collected donations in pre-1991 decimalisation UK coins and pre-Euro currencies including Irish Punts, Dutch Guilders, Austrian Schillings and German Deutsche Marks.
Archie Hunter, Chair of Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund, said: “The continued generosity of the millions of passengers who travel through Glasgow Airport plays a significant role in the work of the FlightPath Fund and is so gratefully received.
“This support allows the Fund to help such a diverse range of community groups, clubs and charities that neighbour the airport. I’d like to offer my sincere thanks on behalf of the FlightPath Fund committee and indeed the people who continue to benefit greatly from the donations made via the globes.”
Last month, £40,000 was pledged to support four local sustainability-themed projects to celebrate 10 years of the FlightPath Fund.
Local groups, charities and organisations are being urged to submit applications to the Sustainable Communities Challenge aimed at improving the environment in the communities neighbouring Glasgow Airport and beyond.
A £10,000 award grant will be made available to each of the four local authority areas – Renfrewshire, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire – that best demonstrate a positive environmental impact.
To find out more about the FlightPath Fund, the Sustainable Communities Challenge or to apply for funding support, click here.