Oxford United in the Community has partnered with personal travel consultant Rachel Tredwell from Not Just Travel to help raise funds for the charity with support from U’s fans.
The partnership will see the club’s official charity receive commission when holidays are booked through the travel agency by Oxford United supporters. Money raised by supporters’ bookings with Rachel Tredwell from Not Just Travel will be used to fund the ongoing community work delivered by the charity that last year engaged with more than 5,000 people.
Not Just Travel is a multi-award-winning travel agency that is part of the Hays Group, the largest independent travel agency in the UK. Based in Dorset, but with travel consultants located around the country, the company works with more than 450 travel suppliers to deliver ATOL and ABTA protected holidays in the UK and abroad.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, added: “Support from companies like Not Just Travel is essential to enable us to deliver more positive impact to thousands of people in the local community.
“We hope Oxford United fans can now help back our latest partnership by booking their holidays through Rachel Tredwell from Not Just Travel, and therefore helping raise important funds for us to benefit those we work with via our community projects.”
Oxfordshire-based travel consultant Rachel Tredwell said: “Not Just Travel is proud to partner with Oxford United in the Community, a brilliant charity that helps many people from a variety of backgrounds to achieve goals they perhaps thought could never be achieved.
“At Not Just Travel, we a have similar work ethic and community spirit to Oxford United in the Community and so share similar values. We offer a great personal service to set ourselves apart from other travel agents and help take the stress and confusion away from clients when they book their holidays. We look forward to working with Oxford United fans and supporting the charity to benefit those living in the area.”
To help put holidaymakers’ minds at ease, Not Just Travel have introduced a ‘Book and Relax’ initiative following easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Book and relax allows holidaymakers the right to cancel, change, or amend their holiday with certain suppliers. Flexible payment options are also available and key workers are entitled to discount with certain suppliers, at certain times.
Rachel added: “We fully understand that customers’ confidence in booking holidays has been impacted by COVID-19 and we are doing everything possible to take the stress out of making a booking.
“Our Book and Relax initiative provides a number of benefits to ease the possible worries some customers might face and we hope this will reassure holidaymakers that we are here to make their time away stress free.”
In 2018, Not Just Travel won three major industry accolades at the Travel 2 Gold Medal awards ceremony in Cheshire. Honours included Homeworking Agency of the Year, Touring Agency of the Year and Avis Car Hire Agent of the Year. The travel agency also scooped the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette Home Working Agency of the Year in June to add to their five Travel2 & Gold medal Home Working Agency of the Year awards.
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement, and education.
To pledge your support to Oxford United in the Community via Rachel Tredwell/Not Just Travel, mention Oxford United when making your booking.