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.
The Family Holiday Association's first paid employee - Fiona Hills30 April 2015
From small coffee mornings to a national charity Fiona Hills first joined founders Patrick and Joan Laurance in their spare room/office at Hill Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1975. At that time Pat and Joan were running highly successful coffee mornings but were beginning to think that there was a bigger scene of fundraising "out there"
314 families have already benefitted from a break with us this year14 April 2015
So far this year, the charity has supported 314 families to have a much-needed break. The breaks that the Family Holiday Association provide can be anything from a simple day out to a few days in a caravan at the British seaside.
First Families of the Year go on their break today27 March 2015
Today, 27th March, is the first day of 2015 that the families we support, go on a break. Today marks the start of the season, and the first families going on their much-needed break.
Huge Success for Visit Kent Big Weekend23 March 2015
This year, our charity was able to distribute tickets for over 1,000 people, helping to give struggling families a day trip out in Kent at the Big Weekend. This weekend saw our second year of partnering with Visit Kent for the Big Weekend, an event that works with Kent businesses and attractions to give away free tickets to local residents.