Airport chooses charity

Rival football clubs will be united after sharing the role of Newcastle International Airport’s Charity of the Year.

The airport will bring the Newcastle United Foundation and SAFC’s Foundation of Light together for the first time to work alongside each other to raise funds and engage staff and customers.

Airport Chief Executive David Laws said: “This year we saw two loyal fans on their way to support their team lose their lives in the MH17 disaster. These events, and the wonderful reaction of Sunderland fans, have inspired us in our role at Your Airport to try to unite the fans.”