ABTA LifeLine’s annual dinner 2013

It was fantastic to see so many people from across the industry attend the annual ABTA LifeLine charity dinner on Wednesday 25  September at The Royal Air Force Club in London's Mayfair. The dinner was kindly sponsored by International Passenger Protection Ltd.

Pre dinner drinks were followed by a wonderful three course dinner. Guest speaker Tom Solesbury, double Olympian (2008, 2012) and World Championship Medallist in rowing, spoke about the gruelling demands of British rowing and as well as recounted stories about the Olympics and what went on in the Olympic village!

Guests were also treated to a little gift from the ‘Shadow Cutter,’ who went around the tables cutting their silhouette.

Derek Jones (Kuoni) proved a great auctioneer, auctioning off two amazing prizes: an 8 day/7 night gourmet inclusive vacation experience at Azul Beach Hotel, Riviera Maya Mexico, by Karisma, generously donated by TUI UK,  and a fabulous cruise on the River Thames on the ‘Genevieve,’ a historic boat, for up to ten guests kindly donated by Sunvil Holidays.

A big thank you also goes to the companies who kindly donated prizes for the prize draw: 2 Skybus tickets to The Isles of Scilly were donated by Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, a mini IPAD by ABTA, and shopping vouchers by OTT and New Frontiers Direct.

An amazing £10,000 was raised for ABTA LifeLine during the course of the evening.

A huge thank you goes to everyone for supporting the dinner, to those who so generously donated the prizes, IPP for being our headline sponsor,  Absolute Publishing for designing and printing the invitations and menus, and the guests who gave so generously.

Do have a look at our photos from the evening taken by Arif Gardner. If you would like to purchase copies please visit Arif's shop.
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