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.
A single grain of sand can buy struggling families a much needed seaside holiday.18 May 2015
Jenny Natusch’s debut exhibition 'Sandgazer' opens June 12th 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.
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.
Join us for Seaside Walk Week02 April 2015
Join us for Seaside Walk Week 23 – 31 May and help to give more struggling families a break. You are invited to join us at an exciting new walking event taking place this Spring and help us to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.
Ruth Rendell13 May 2015
A patron of the Family Holiday Association Ruth Rendell died on 2 May and her life has, over the past few days, been the subject of many glowing obituaries that celebrated her almost 50 years of writing. But what many people didn’t realise was her commitment to a wide range of charities including her role as patron of the Family Holiday Association.
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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.