End of year update 2014

2014 was an exceptionally busy year for ABTA LifeLine, with the charity going from strength to strength.

We have been involved in a number of events including The Travel Brits, the AITO conference in Prague, the London 10k, the Travel Trade Crusade, the Travel Convention, Pontefract races, our annual dinner and our first ever ‘Pull’ for your LifeLine Clay Pigeon Shoot, significantly raising our profile and vital funds.

The highlight of the year was raising an amazing £17,000 at the Travel Convention following our appeal to help Zach, the 3 year old son of a former travel agent, who has an inoperable benign brain tumour, autism and various genetic disorders. With your generosity we are about to start building a wonderful sensory room for Zach, a safe place where he can go and play.

In 2015 we hope you and your organisation will get behind us in raising awareness of the great work that we do and help us to raise the funds we need. Our biggest event in the early part of this year is our Big Charity Week which will take place 2 - 6 March. It’s our main fundraising and awareness week that encourages you to get together, host a fun and exciting event – big or small – and raise money in the process. Whether you hold a jazzy jumper day, an arm wrestling competition or the office Olympics, we want you to get involved and help us reach our £30,000 target. And do share your stories! If you are holding an event or taking up a challenge for ABTA LifeLine we will be there to support you and promote what you are doing. 

By getting involved with events like The Big Charity Week you can help us to help more families in desperate need, families like the Hagan’s…

Last year Paul suffered a major heart attack leaving him with hypoxic brain damage. He was the sole breadwinner and his wife Kate is now facing the day-to-day reality of how to pay the mortgage, the bills, and feed her family on her part time salary. ABTA LifeLine was able to step in and keep a roof over the family’s head whilst they come to terms with the future they face, something which at present is filled with uncertainty.

So do get behind us this year.

Whether you host your own event during the Big Charity Week, run a marathon or simply join our £1 per employee appeal, together we really can make a difference.