Following the closure of Thomas Cook travel company, which ceased trading on 23rd September 2019, the Trustees of the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity have taken the decision to wind up the charity in early 2020.
This decision was taken because the main source of income for the charity was from donations from Thomas Cook customers and staff, and its subsidiaries. Established in 2009, the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity made grants up £1.2 million to improve the lives of children and young people up to the age of 18. The charity supported projects which improved facilities for education, young people’s wellbeing and health care for young people.
In a statement, the trustees have made clear that they are in the process of reviewing all final grant applications and will continue to carry out the charity’s aims and objectives until such time that it closes.