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AWTE raises over £9k for charity at sparkling Christmas lunch

Our brilliant Christmas Lunch, sponsored by Feefo, raised a fantastic £9,089 for Small Steps – this year’s chosen charity who provide specialist help and support to parents with physically disabled children.

Over 350 leading lights in the travel industry attended what is known in travel circles as the ‘official’ kick-off for the Christmas industry social season at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square on December 1st.

Guest speaker Margherita Taylor, bought to AWTE by Global Media and Entertainment, highlighted the importance of networking saying how a chance encounter at an event like this or even in a lift can lead to something positive.

Leading the Live Auction, Feefo’s Matt Eames and Andy Mabbutt, dresses in festive fancy dress entertained the guests with their cheeky banter and encouraged all to give generously! Further entertainment included a sparkling reception sponsored by Seabourn and a live Steel Band, sponsored by Attraction World and Travlaw. The entertainment finished on a high with the annual festive carol sing-along!

Great prizes were also offered for the AWTE’s Benevolent annual Christmas raffle, £3,900 was raised for this great cause that supports AWTE members during difficult times.

Sharing the Associations highlights for 2015, Chair Debbee Dale said, ‘We have had a stunning year, thank you for attending our events and getting the message out that we really do support our members and want them to get the most from the Association, we have some fantastic events lined up for 2016!”.

Andrew Wright
Published by Andrew Wright