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Stortford good causes benefit from Stansted Airport funds

Stansted Airport Terminal. General view Internal. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (7038655)
Stansted Airport Terminal. General view Internal. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (7038655)

Two Bishop’s Stortford charities have benefited from grants from two Stansted Airport funds.

The Bishop’s Stortford & District Angling Society got £500 to restock their fishing lakes with bream.

Founded in 1949, the group controls the rights on four lakes in all - the Malcolm Barker lake close to the town centre and three others in Great Hallingbury. The society also controls the fishing rights on stretches of the River Stort at Bishops Stortford and Harlow.

The cash for fresh fish came from the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund, which donates up to £1,500 to good causes within a 20-mile radius. The money donated by the committee is raised from passengers' and staff's unwanted foreign currency which is collected in the terminal.

The Stansted Airport Community Trust supports capital projects which protect and enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community within a 10-mile radius of the airport.

Trustees decided to donate £2,000 to Age Concern, based at the New Apton Centre, for a Men’s Shed project to reduce isolation in older men.

Funds come from Stansted Airport and fines levied on airlines which breach noise regulations.

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