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Holidays Matter

More than 1.46 million families in the UK - that's 4.74 million people - cannot even afford a day out together. They miss out on the positive benefits that spending time together away from the hardest of daily grinds can bring. Our breaks can give struggling families the strength to cope with the many challenges they face in their daily lives.

       

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The Family Holiday Association helps struggling families get a break. The families we support face some of the toughest challenges life can bring, from severe and sudden illness, to abuse or bereavement. We believe that spending quality time together results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities.   We are now accepting applications for holidays in 2015. Applications are made via our online system by professionals working with families. If you are a family wishing to make an application, please approach someone who works with your family and ask them to refer you.  
       
   

Latest News


First Families of the Year go on their break today

27 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.
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Huge Success for Visit Kent Big Weekend

23 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.
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Big Weekend Launch with Visit Kent

11 March 2015
On Monday, we launched our second year of partnering with Visit Kent’s Big Weekend at the Historic Dockyard Chatham.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham who hosted the launch, were the first attraction to sign up for the first My Kent Big Weekend, last year.
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100 Pledges Benchmark Reached in 500 for 500 Campaign

06 March 2015
We have reached 100 pledges in our 500 for 500 campaign!
We set the challenge and you acted on it. Thank you to all the individuals and organisations who have helped us reach our first 100 pledges!
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Celebrating 40 Years

24 February 2015
40th Anniversary brochure unveiled
2015 marks 40 years since Pat and Joan Laurance founded the Family Holiday Association.
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Welcome to 2015 and our 40th Anniversary

01 January 2015
Happy New Year!
40 years after being founded, the Family Holiday Association remains the only national charity dedicated to helping whole families create lifelong memories from time spent together on an often desperately needed break.
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