Abta LifeLine launches Christmas appeal

Abta LifeLine launches Christmas appeal

Abta LifeLine is appealing for help in finding people in the travel industry who deserve a hamper this Christmas.

The charity is urging travel staff to get in touch as part of its Spirit of Christmas Appeal.

If you know someone at your travel agency or tour operator who could really do with a helping hand this Christmas, why not nominate them for a hamper of festive goodies?

It could be that a colleague is struggling to make ends meet, or has been through a difficult time at home or suffered from bad health.

Abta LifeLine director Trudie Drake said: “Christmas can be a time of real hardship for many people.

“Abta LifeLine’s Spirit of Christmas appeal is about helping travel industry colleagues and their families who may be really struggling at this magical time.

“If you have a colleague that has had a tough time or struggling this Christmas, we want you to get in touch and tell us why they should receive a hamper. And our support will not stop there. Depending on their circumstances we may be able to help further.

“Together we can make a real difference to colleagues this Christmas.”
Nominations for the appeal need to be made by December 6 and must be for people who work for Abta member companies. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please email the charity on lifeline@abtalifeline.org.uk or call Charlotte on 02036930171 with your name, the name of your friend or colleague, and the Abta member they work for.

And in no more than 150 words, please outline the hardship the person or family is going through and why they should receive a hamper this Christmas.

Hampers will be given out on a ‘need’ basis but all nominations will be considered, should the charity be able to help people further in other ways, whether it’s to pay for wheelchairs, emergency repairs to their home, or to help with daily living costs.

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