Teams from across Heathrow came together yesterday for the airport’s first 5-a-side football tournament, all to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Sixteen teams formed of Heathrow colleagues from our Security, Commercial, Expansion, Engineering and Communications departments battled it out in the tournament. Teams from partner businesses including Turner & Townsend, Babcock, and Amey also showed up in battle!
In the end it was “Bevo’s Babes” that took out the title following a spirited and closely fought final with “LHR Allstars”.
Earlier in the day, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye and HR Director Paula Stannett were on hand to open the event which was held at Goals Heathrow.
Paula Stannett said, “This is what the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is all about so thank you to all those that took part. I know this will become one of our regular and iconic Mojo events at Heathrow, and for such a good cause”.
Heathrow is one of four Headline Diamond Partner’s with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, with numerous events taking place each year, including abseiling in T5, at the airport to help raise money for charity and support youth social action.
The Duke of Edinbugh’s Award was founded by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT in 1956.
A flexible programme that helps to develop young people for life and work, the awards’ numbers speak for themselves: 93% of participants feel that DofE has helped them to work in a team and 84% feel that they have become a more responsible person.
From 1,000 DofE Awards achieved in 1956 to 133,369 last year, we have both a rich history and a bright future.
See more pictures from the day below! To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award via their website – https://www.dofe.org/.