Reflecting on our community successes in 2021

By Cllr Javeria Hussain, Chair of Luton Rising

We are the owners of the most socially impactful airport in the UK.  This means that all the success we have at our airport, the UK’s leading community airport, continues to be invested across our incredible local communities in order to improve people’s lives. 

Such investment includes empowering our communities by celebrating the achievements of local unsung heroes who wake up every day to make Luton a better place through their voluntary and community activities.

It was humbling to have made history in November by sponsoring the town’s first Windrush Community Awards organised by the SABA Heritage Windrush Diaspora Partnership. Through our support, we enabled the Windrush Generation’s 70 year contribution to all aspects of our town to be recognised and learnt by our future generations. 

We were proud to headline sponsor the annual Luton & Bedfordshire Community Awards that took place in December. As well as celebrating our unsung community heroes, a new community initiative supported by Luton Rising, the Peace Garden was launched. Through this initiative, we are enabling people to cherish the memory of those people no longer with us including loved ones due to Covid-19 by planting a tree for every life lost at Wigmore Park. 

As one of the sponsors of the 12th Luton’s Best Awards that also took place in December we were pleased to recognise exceptional individuals and organisations making a difference in our town. A special congratulations here to the Chantry Primary Academy Green Team for winning LLAL’s environmental achievement award.

My focus as Luton Rising’s chair is achieving further long-term success for our airport through which we will continue empowering our unsung heroes as well as create new jobs and opportunities for all our communities and future generations in the greenest and most sustainable way possible. 

Our Airport. Our Community. Our Planet.