Let’s work together
For more than 40 years, corporate partnerships have played a crucial role in the development and growth of the Family Holiday Association. We work with many types of companies, big and small, in lots of different ways.
Why work with us?
By partnering with the Family Holiday Association, you can:
- Benefit from the knowledge that your organisation’s efforts are helping struggling families to access life-changing breaks
- Demonstrate to your customers and clients that you are doing your bit to help make the world a better place
- Meet your organisation’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives
- Motivate staff and encourage team-building through fundraising
- Secure positive PR and build your brand profile
- Stand out from your competitors
- Have fun!
Perhaps your organisation already works with disadvantaged families and children, is connected to the travel and tourism industry in some way, or simply shares our desire to spread happiness and improve well-being. By linking up, together we can pool ideas and maximise any PR, marketing or customer-engagement opportunities, including across digital channels. To find out more about this option, .
Click on the tabs below to find out more about the specific ways in which we can work with your organisation.
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Some of our existing corporate partners raise funds for us via their staff or customers. Some help raise awareness of our charity. Others offer free or reduced-price services for our families.
We provide each of our partners with dedicated account management that draws on our many years’ experience in organising and delivering effective campaigns. We’re a friendly bunch, and most of all we like to inject a good dose of fun into our work.
No matter how you choose to work with us, you can count on our support. We will work with you to find ways of incorporating our charity’s aims into the objectives, values and strategy of your organisation. We will do all we can to help you spread the message, secure sign-off from your superiors and put our shared ideas into practice.
Becoming a Family Holiday Association partner is a great way to show your staff, clients and customers that your organisation is committed to offering vital help to families in need from all backgrounds, and in all parts of the UK. today to discuss how we can start working together.
Fundraising events open accordion arrow
When you choose to take part in a fundraising event for the Family Holiday Association, you’ll receive our full support. We’d be delighted to do any or all of the following to help get your workforce on board:
- Tailor and manage branded fundraising events specifically for your employees
- Visit your workplace to explain the benefits of raising funds for our charity through engaging case studies, games and competitions
- Develop bespoke company and customer communications, including email newsletters and content for digital channels
- Secure places for your employees in national events such as the London Marathon
- Supply all the tools you need to get started – from posters and presentations to flyers and free gifts
Many companies recognise the contribution that fundraising can make to their business and incentive staff by match funding or contributing towards their fundraising goal.
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Over the last few years we have seen Lucy Ling from TUI Travel cycle from London to Paris supported by her old Vintage Travel colleagues, John de Vial from ABTA take on an epic 100km walk around the Isle of Wight, charity Ambassador Giles Hawkes completed the Portsmouth Triathlon and Heather Richardson from Jacada Travel trecked to Everest Base Camp thanks to our friends at Exodus.
PS - Don't forget to ask whether your company will contribute or even match fund the amount you raise.
Make us your 'Charity of the Year' open accordion arrow
Choosing the Family Holiday Association as your Charity of the Year is a great way to harness and channel the goodwill of your workforce, creating momentum and delivering visible results.
Our dedicated account-management team will tailor-make a programme that combines the objectives of your organisation with raising funds for, and awareness of, our charity. Included in the programme will be a calendar of events, PR support and a social media strategy, as well as bespoke communications such as flyers and e-newsletters for your colleagues andcustomers.
We are also on hand to visit your workplace throughout the year, and can explain the benefits of raising funds for our charity through engaging case studies, games and competitions.
Select us to be your official event charity open accordion arrow
Over the years, we have been invited to be the beneficiary charity of a variety dinners, awards and conferences. They include:
ABTA Travel Convention
AITO Domestic and Overseas Conference
Alternative Travel Awards
ALVA Anniversary Dinner
Avis Enclosure at the Henley Regatta
British Guild of Travel Writers Gala Dinner
British Travel Awards
CLIA Winter Conference & Ball
Coach Tourism Council Jubilee Dinner
Elman Wall Travel Directors' Summit
Gold Medal & Travel 2 Awards
Jimmy Choo Themed Flagship Store Opening
South West Tourism Excellence Awards
Tourism Alliance AGM
TravelMole Web Awards
TTG Travel Awards
Visit York Tourism Awards
If you know of any upcoming events that we could get involved with, let us know.
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These have been great fun for all in the office and can get everybody involved and engaged. It's a great idea to take advantage of key dates already in the diary, such as Christmas or your end-of-season bash. Worldwide Kids Company and Powder Byrne are two of the companies that have done this by holding a Christmas jumper day and a raffle at their end of season party. They also encouraged a team of keen bakers to create some culinary delights and held a good old-fashioned bake sale - these always go down well in the office!
Plus everybody can get involved in Shades Day - our own national fundraising and awareness day when we encourage everyone to wear a pair of sunglasses whatever the weather.
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The team at Plexus Law organised a number of fundraising activities for our 40th Anniversary 500 for 500 campaign, one of which was to climb The Monument in central London.
In the past we have also helped to arrange skydive days, obstacle course events and pub quizzes to name just a few - not only are
they a great way to raise funds, they are the perfect chance for a bit of team bonding!
Turn gifts in kind into vital funds open accordion arrow
Financial donations are important, but there are other ways that your organisation can help us. You could donate gifts in kind that we can turn into funds to help families – perhaps a high-value item that we can auction, a raffle prize for an industry or consumer event, or an experience to be given away in a social media competition. Gifts in kind can not only help us to drum up support – they can also benefit your organisation by increasing brand awareness and demonstrating your support for a great cause.
If you would like to donate a gift in kind, .
Tee off, cast off, jog on.. open accordion arrow
For each of the last few years we have organised our own events, giving you the perfect excuse to get involved and have some fun raising money.
Annual Regatta in July
Organised in association with Sunsail, our annual regatta is a great day of sailing on the Solent with a bit of healthy competition thrown in! Last year saw 9 teams take to the high seas; why not join them in 2019? A great opportunity for team building or to entertain your clients.
Golf Day in May
Join us at the exclusive Kingswood Club & Country Club in Surrey for a day of golf followed by a 3 course dinner and prize giving. Compete against your peers in the industry's first golf tournament of the season and raise money for the Family Holiday Association. Team and individual entries of all abilities welcome!
Marathon, half marathons, cycling and challenge events
These are not strictly speaking our events (nor, some might argue are they fun), but running one of the UK's iconic half or full marathons should be on everybody's bucket list. We have places annually in the Virgin Money London Marathon, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and the Great North Run. Likewise we have places in the sought after Ride London - Surrey 100 cycling event. Or take on a 100km Ultra Challenge or an adrenaline fuelled Spartan Race. For a full list of events click here. To register your interest please email Michelle.
Payroll Giving open accordion arrow
Also known as Give As Your Earn or Workplace Giving, Payroll Giving is a simple way for employees to make regular, tax-free donations straight from their salary before tax is deducted. Easy to set up over a quick chat with your organisation’s HR department, it is a fantastic way to enhance employee fundraising. As ever, we are on hand if you need our support in explaining the benefits of Payroll Giving to your employees. We can even drop in to help engage your staff with case studies, games and competitions. To find out more about Payroll Giving, or .