The ABTA Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce that over £50,000 was pledged to the fund at the Travel Convention in Barcelona.
Thomas Cook and TUI Travel lead the way, pledging £1 a UK employee, encouraging a number of other members to make generous donations to the fund.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s Chief Executive said “The pledges from ABTA members and Trade Industry Partners demonstrates the commitment from the industry to the work the ABTA Benevolent Fund does in supporting colleagues that have fallen on hard times. This generous support means we can continue to help more of our colleagues and their families in times of need."
The ABTA Benevolent Fund is ABTA’s very own Charity, managed by an independent Board of Trustees. It as was created 20 years ago with the aim of helping anyone working, or has worked for an ABTA Member, to improve their quality of life. And during these recessionary times, the Fund is receiving an increasing number of applications for help from those unfortunate colleagues who are unable to work through prolonged illness, an accident, redundancy or compulsory retirement. Over the years the Fund has helped more than 500 families by awarding grants and loans totalling some £500,000. With continued generous support, it can help many more. For further information, please visit www.abtabenevolentfund.org.
The ABTA Benevolent Fund is registered charity no. 295819.
Supporters of the Benevolent Fund at the Convention
Advantage Travel Centres
Affordable Car Hire
All Clear Travel Insurance
All Leisure Group
Britaly Travel Worldchoice
Low Cost Beds and Resort Hoppa
On the Beach