ABTA LifeLine February Newsletter

At ABTA LifeLine we are planning another busy year of events, fundraising and promotion – and we would like you to get involved.

One of our  key aims this year is to increase the number of awards we make and do more than ever before to help people in the travel industry.

But we can't do this on our own. Not everyone who could benefit from ABTA LifeLine knows about it. To help as many people as possible, we need to reach as many people as possible and we need you to help to spread the word.

Do take a look at our factsheets in the ‘Need Our Help?’ section on the type of support we provide, and have a look at 'Our Stories' and see how we have made a difference to people in our industry.

We also need to raise the vital funds to continue our important work. If you are looking to hold a fundraising event this year please do think about raising funds for ABTA LifeLine. They say charity begins at home and you will be helping us to help colleagues in the travel industry who need it most.


Next Trustee meeting 5 March 2013: Call for applications

The Board of Trustees are meeting on 5 March to consider applications. If you need help or know someone that does, contact tdrake@abta.co.uk or simply call 020 3117 0547. All enquiries and applications are held in strict confidence. We really can make a difference.

Jeremy Vine: Book sale

Jeremy Vine, ABTA LifeLine Patron, visited the ABTA office on December 20th to sign copies of his book 'it's all news to me.' All proceeds made from the book went to ABTA LifeLine raising over £600.

We still have a couple of signed copies of the book. If you would like to purchase a copy contact tdrake@abta.co.uk.

The event was kindly sponsored by Roger Allard, All Leisure Group.

ABTA LifeLine joins ITT

ABTA LifeLine has become a Member of ITT cementing the excellent support and relationship the charity has enjoyed with the Institute.

In particular ITT have been supporting ABTA LifeLine’s back to work programme which offers people who are currently unemployed or just been made redundant, the opportunity to get back into the travel industry by giving them the skills, training and confidence that they need.

ITT will be working closely with ABTA LifeLine to help promote the charity’s excellent programmes to  Members with the aim of reaching more people in need.

For more information on the back to work programme contact Victoria Howell  at admin@newfrontiers.co.uk. The programme is run by New Frontiers Direct in partnership with ABTA LifeLine.

Upcoming events

The British 10k London Run  - Run for your LifeLine - 14 July 2013

We are looking for 12 runners from across the industry to compete in this fantastic race helping to raise funds for ABTA LifeLine.

Run through the heart of central London passing many of the capital's truly world class historic landmarks. All we ask is that you raise £250 for ABTA LifeLine and enjoy your day. If you are interested in joining ABTA LifeLine's team then please contact tdrake@abta.co.uk

The Virgin Active London Triathlon - 27 July 2013 

ABTA’s very own Shelly Beresford is competing in the London triathlon for the very first time, overcoming her fear of swimming in the Thames and raising funds for ABTA LifeLine.

Follow Shelly’s training blog and support her at www.justgiving.com/Shelly-Beresford1

The ABTA lifeline Big Charity Week and dinner: 23-27 September

Save the date - ABTA LifeLine’s Big Charity Week is taking place 23 – 27 September.

It will be a week of fun and fundraising in support of the charity culminating with a ‘Lunch for your LifeLine day’ on Friday 27 September when we would like colleagues to get together have lunch and make a donation – big or small – to the charity.

More details on how you can get involved in the week will be promoted soon.

ABTA LifeLine annual dinner - 25 September

The charity’s annual dinner will take place during the week on the evening of 25 September 2013.

Following on from last year's success, it will be held at the RAF Club, Mayfair. If you would like to reserve a table or simply book a ticket, please contact tdrake@abta.co.uk

More information on all ABTA LifeLine's events can be fund here.