With the cost of living crisis and increasing number of people seeking support, ABTA LifeLine will be launching it’s £2 per employee appeal in Marrakech and hopes Members will get behind it. 

Many people in travel were adversely impacted by the pandemic, especially those on reduce income due to furlough, the self-employed that didn’t qualify for income support and those that lost their jobs. 

Now we have the cost of living crisis. 

ABTA LifeLine is seeing an increasing number of people coming to the charity for support and advice. Many worrying about how they are going to pay their bills, or wondering which bills they should pay first. Others are concerned about getting further into debt and how they are going to be able to feed their family. LifeLine has never more been needed. 

How you can help

To continue to reach and support many more of our travel colleagues and their families, LifeLine needs your help, which is why the charity is asking all ABTA Members to support its £2 Per Employee Appeal.

There are several different ways to take part;

  • Simply donate £2 for every employee you have
  • Do both by ‘match funding’ every £2 collected from employees
  • Set up a payroll giving scheme for your employees
  • Or just make a corporate donation.

If every Member, no matter how big or small, joined the appeal, those pounds added together would make a real difference to colleagues and their families in a time of need.

For more information and to pledge your support contact lifeline@abtalifeline.org.uk 

How LifeLine supports colleagues 

(This list is not exhaustive. We try to tailor our support in the best way we can to meet an individual or family’s circumstances)

  • Emergency support – voucher to buy essential household essentials and groceries
  • Crisis grants -  in exceptional circumstances for a short period to help with priority bills including  rent, mortgage, council tax and utility bills
  • Debt, benefit, budgeting and housing advice – through Citizen Advice Manchester. Important financial advice, helping our beneficiaries manage their bills
  • Counselling and wellbeing support – through The Centre for Crisis Psychology
  • Essential household appliances – fridges, cookers, washing machines etc.
  • Funerals – essential costs where no state help is available
  • Essentials for children – school uniform, shoes, IT equipment etc.