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  • Your Christmas Community update

    This week the Winter edition of Heathrow News, our quarterly local newspaper, will be dropping on doorsteps across our local communities.

    By Heathrow

    Here, we are bringing you some of the best stories from Winter to mark the launch of the latest edition.

    Keep reading to discover the amazing work we have been doing with across local communities and schools with the support of our fantastic volunteers and partners.

    A Day in the life of a Heathrow Community Ranger

    In this edition, we caught up with our Heathrow Community Rangers John and Lee and heard about all the positive reviews from the residents of Stanwell Moor and Stanwell. They have been working hard across the local community, helping to complete the Poyle remembrance garden, running community days with local primary schools and more worthwhile community projects.

    Our Rangers are part of an initiative of the airport’s Better Neighbour programme which aims to help communities thrive by working collaboratively with local people and partners. Learn more about how Heathrow is helping local communities by visiting

    Heathrow Community Trust Work: Iver Heath School

    One of the Heathrow Community Trust’s most recent ventures this winter has been providing Iver Heath Junior School with a brand-new refurbished playground. A group of enthusiastic volunteers from Heathrow Airport Limited spent two days painting, tidying and cleaning to make the playground a proper place to learn and have fun in.

    If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Grants for young people you can do so by visiting

    Heathrow Primary Decorating the Christmas Tree at Terminal 2

    The children from Heathrow Primary School are certainly getting into the festive spirit. They have been helping to decorate our Christmas tree in Terminal 2, making over 500 baubles for it.  The school choir were invited down to celebrate the big reveal and they even got the chance to meet Father Christmas himself! If you’re ever around Terminal 2, go and check out their amazing decorations on the tree!

    We are gearing up for the 2020 schools programme where we will continue to offer activities and community volunteering days to our neighbouring schools.

    Heathrow donate old radios to Feltham Cadets

    Copy that! A group of young RAF cadets for the local Feltham Squadron will be able to keep learning the crucial skills of radio communication thanks to 20 new radios donated by Heathrow. The donation is part of a total of 475 radios which have been donated by Team Heathrow to youth organisations across the community, saving £10,000 whilst providing a sustainable way of disposing old radios.

    Heathrow supporting young people leaving care

    Our promise to help young people enter employment has just gone one step further with the signing of the Care Leavers Covenant. As part of the Covenant, we have been providing tailor made packages to support those leaving care and entering the world of work.

    Fatima from neighbouring Hounslow was in foster care, and thanks to the specially designed programme provided at the Heathrow Academy landed her dream job as an Administration Officer here at Heathrow.

    Click here to read to the full winter Heathrow News.