Summer Fundraising Ideas!

As the summer holidays are well and truly in full swing, why not make the most of the longer summer days by giving some of our fundraising activities a go. They are fun activities to get all the family involved with and raise some money for a worthwhile cause at the same time! 1. Host... Read more »
Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire

Practical & fun: festival clothing for kids

Not just for teenagers and adults, festivals have now adapted to accommodate families, offering exciting spaces that encourage creativity with a celebration of music and the arts. Ensure your children have the best time exploring and enjoying all the festival fun by dressing them in practical clothing. Stay dry Just like the tent you’ll be... Read more »

Tips for the perfect family picnic

With summer finally here, what better way to keep the little one’s – and the grown up’s – entertained, than a picnic! Spending time outdoors with the family, yummy food, and a stress-free atmosphere, is amazing, and there are plenty of green spaces, canals, and coastal beaches in the UK, to find your idyllic spot.... Read more »

Lesley’s 12 in 12 – the year so far

Lesley Colman is taking on 12 half marathons in 12 months for the Family Holiday Association! At a third of the way through the challenge, you can read her update below! Find out more about Lesley’s challenge here. “So here we are, nearly at the end of May and only a few days away from... Read more »

Easter Fundraising Ideas

The days are getting lighter, the daffodils are beginning to make an appearance and we all have a new-found spring in our step which means Easter is just around the corner! Easter is an egg-cellent time to leap into action and take part in some fantastic fundraising activities. Have a look at our suggestions below:... Read more »
Angela LM18

Angela’s First London Marathon

I am very proud to be running the London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association.  I have wanted to run London ever since I contemplated a marathon and failed to get a ballot place for the past 5 or so years, so when this opportunity arose through a friend who had TWO places; I jumped... Read more »
Janet LM18

Janet’s reason to run the London Marathon 2018

Wow, I can’t believe that in just a few short months I will be crossing the finish line of the 2018 London Marathon….. how amazing is that?! Let me tell you a little bit about me. I’m not a runner and I don’t like running! Pretty strange for someone that has signed up to such... Read more »
Lesley Colman

Meet Lesley Colman

Lesley Colman first came across the Family Holiday Association back in 2010 in her role at First Great Western (now Great Western Railway), and in 2014 she committed to fundraise by running the Virgin Money London Marathon the following year. Since then she hasn’t looked back. In fact she’s kept running!   As an enthusiastic... Read more »
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Jetting off – when does your holiday begin?

New research commissioned by Heathrow Express has shown that for those of us lucky enough to take overseas holidays, they really begin on the journey to the airport – and not when you arrive at the destination, according to holidaymakers. Researchers polled 2,000 holidaymakers and found most – one third – think a getaway truly... Read more »

Anticipation – The antidote to Blue Monday

Why are so many holidays booked in January? There is a day in mid January that is often dubbed ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year. It’s when the fallout from Christmas – a hammered bank account, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work – hits home. Whilst it... Read more »