The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) presented Meeting Needs with a cheque for £20,000 at The Meetings Show last week as a result of the dedicated fundraising effort by HBAA members.

Jacqui Kavanagh, HBAA Board Member and CEO of Trinity Event Solutions, said: “On behalf of the HBAA I am just so thrilled to be passing on this fantastic cheque for £20,000 which represents 12 months of collaborative fundraising activities by our agent and venue members and will result in positive impacts for the unique projects supported by Meeting Needs.’’

Jennifer Jenkins, Executive committee member for Meeting Needs said: “While some of the funds will be used to support on-going projects, we will also be ring-fencing some of the monies raised by HBAA to help those returning to the industry after time out. We hope this activity might prompt a more concerted effort to promote ‘returnships’ in our industry.”

Kavanagh added: “Meeting Needs is a superb charity that our industry can be very proud of, they bring about meaningful support, aid and help to individuals that otherwise would go without, making real change for many unfortunate people.”