Nominate a colleague who needs a Christmas meal

By Lisa James
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ABTA Lifeline is again running its Spirit of Christmas initiative, which provides a festive meal for 30 people in the travel industry and their families.

Lifeline Director Trudie Clements said the support is needed more than ever, as people face increased bills after more than two years of COVID devastation.

Thirty families or individuals who are experiencing hardship will get supermarket gift vouchers to spend on Christmas food.

To be considered, they must apply or be nominated, and the appeal is open to ABTA member employees past and present.

Trudie said: “We are delighted to bring back the Spirit of Christmas initiative to help make Christmas a little easier for those who are really struggling. 

“It has been a tough couple of years and now with the cost-of-living crisis affecting so many, we want to help ease mounting pressure and raise spirits by providing Christmas dinners. 

“Christmas is a magical time of the year, and a big part of that is helping those in need.  So, it is vital we all come together to get through these challenging times.”

Lifeline is also asking people to help boost the coffers by donating money or fundraising, because it’s seen a large number of applications for help.

Trudie added: “We’re also encouraging industry colleagues to look at supporting travel professionals through fundraising or donations.

“Even the smallest amount can make a big difference. We want to be able to help as many people as possible through these difficult times and we need the support of the industry to be able to do that.”

To apply or to nominate a colleague for the Spirit of Christmas, click here.

Applicants will be required to provide a short paragraph on why they have made the nomination.

To donate a suggested £2 per employee, or make a corporate donation, contact [email protected].

Alternatively, the trade can support ABTA Lifeline when buying from Amazon at no extra cost through AmazonSmile.

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