New Record - over 3,000 families helped to have a break this year06 July 2015
We have hit a record of helping more families in a year than ever before. In 2014 we helped a record 2,872 struggling families to access a much needed break. This year we have already surpassed this figure with over 3,000 confirmed breaks - anything from a simple day out to a few days in a caravan by the British seaside - and we hope to help even more families before the year is over!
A holiday is for life, not just for summer22 June 2015
• Family holidays are the source of our happiest, life-long memories
• Emotional, psychological and social benefits of family holidays last long after the break itself ends New research published today by the Family Holiday Association sets out the life-long benefit of a break away as a family, especially for the increasing number of struggling families in the UK.
A single grain of sand can buy struggling families a much needed seaside holiday.15 June 2015
OPEN NOW UNTIL 25th JUNE - Jenny Natusch’s debut exhibition 'Sandgazer' British Artist, Jenny Natusch’s debut exhibition Sandgazer showcases a collection of photographs of grains of sand under a microscope and reveals some of the astonishing colours, patterns and shapes of sand grains from across the globe.
Glasgow City Council joins the Holidays Matter network.03 July 2015
Council Leader Gordon Matheson joins photo shoot. On the first day of Glasgow schools’ summer break one of the country’s largest local authorities joined the Holidays Matter network.
It’s our 40th Anniversary today!28 May 2015
Today, 28th May 2015, is our official 40th Anniversary, and we are marking this occasion by going back to our roots in Southend-on-Sea as part of our Seaside Walk Week. The origins of the charity can be traced back to Southend-on-Sea, when the founders Joan and Patrick Laurance were offered their own much-needed break.
150 Pledges Reached in our 500 for 500 Campaign29 April 2015
Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far, helping us reach this fantastic milestone in our campaign. We’re asking 500 of our friends to donate £500 each, as a celebration in our 40th Anniversary year of the roots of the charity, when our founders asked 10 of their friends for £50 each.