A Summer update from LifeLine
The first few months of 2015 saw us gearing up for our Big Charity Week. This year it was all about pimped planes, fancy roadies, waxed legs and cycle rides. We had a number of ABTA Members and ABTA Partners who got involved in the week, together raising over £5,000. Head over to Facebook to see the best photos from the week!
Springtime for LifeLine was all about running. In April we had three industry colleagues running for their LifeLine in the Brighton Marathon. As if finishing wasn't enough, they also raised over £3,500 between them, a fantastic effort!
In June we were delighted to be the chosen charity at the White Hart Associates versus MacIntyre Hudson cricket match and the Barrhead 40th anniversary celebrations raising a fantastic £8,000 in total.
This was followed by attendance at Travel Matters, then The Travel Luncheon Club and The Travel Brit Awards where we raised an additional £1,500.
Finally we were the chosen charity at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards where we showed our new video, raising the profile of the great work we do and raised a wonderful £3000.
WHAT’S COMING UP?
- We are calling for applications for the 2015 ABTA LifeLine Bursary, in partnership with Travel Weekly. The Bursary has been designed to assist an individual with the costs of further study, so they can progress in their travel career.
- London to Brighton Cycle – 6 September
- ABTA LifeLine annual dinner – 17 September
- Clay Pigeon Shoot – West Sussex – 2 October
And support your own!
Bridget Keevil from Travel Stop is taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, starting at the end of August for nearly a year, and is aiming to raise an amazing £5,000 for ABTA LifeLine. To sponsor her please visit www.justgiving.com/bridgetkeevil
MD of Travel Weekly, Stu Parish is taking on the Man Versus Mountain challenge on 5 September in aid of ABTA LifeLine in September. He has to run 20 miles, including the ascent of Snowdon and swim a couple of very cold lakes.
Stu wanted to run for a specific cause and so the funds he is raising will be going to support Mia Austin, a former Cooperative Travel Agent who 5 years ago suffered a stroke resulting in locked in syndrome. To sponsor him please visit www.justgiving.com/BigStuTW
What's it all about?
It's about YOU!
You never know what's round the corner and sometimes it only takes a very small change in circumstance to tip the balance and turn a manageable situation into an unmanageable one. This year we are hoping to help more people than ever in our industry who are suffering real financial hardship.
Take a look at some of our stories of the people we have helped and how we made a real diffrence to their lives.