MP praises Althams after help for holidaymakers

ANDREW Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has presented staff at the Denton branch of Althams with a certificate and wine in appreciation of the support they have given to holidaymakers caught up in the collapse of Thomas Cook.

The certificate of appreciation is something Mr Gwynne decided to award as a thank you for all the help Althams staff had given constituents. He has previously given similar ones to community heroes.Staff at Althams worked to find alternative arrangements for their customers who had booked Thomas Cook holidays.

Mr Gwynne said: “The collapse of Thomas Cook was devastating and unwelcome news.

“In the aftermath, staff at Althams worked tirelessly to help local customers on Thomas Cook holidays.

“They really did go above and beyond, so I thought that I should show our local community’s appreciation for their efforts.”

Thomas Cook, which had branches in Denton and Hyde, ceased trading on September 23 after 178 years as a tour operator and airline.

It left around nine thousand staff in the UK without jobs and 150,000 British tourists stranded abroad.

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