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Nicole is counting down the days until the Virgin Money London Marathon!

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With the London Marathon well and truly in sight, Nicole Hanna, one of our Team Starfish runners gives us an update on how she’s preparing! So I can hardly believe that in just over six weeks time I will be running the London marathon, something I have always dreamt of doing. My interest started many... Read more »

First families of the season to enjoy break this month

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In March, the new holiday season begins and in the first week alone we will be sending 23 families away to enjoy a much-needed break from home. Families will be spending a few quality days together in a caravan at a holiday park by the British seaside. As these families are affected by difficult circumstances,... Read more »

Celebrate Pie Week with Higgidy

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at Higgidy to give one lucky supporter the chance to win a selection box of 8 pies to share with the family. Happy Pie Week! We’re sure that’s not a heading you expected to see as you scrolled through the Family Holiday Association website, but here it is in... Read more »
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Tamara takes on the Virgin Money London Marathon!

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The countdown has begun and with less than ten weeks to go, Tamara Edwards, one of our Team Starfish runners at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon gives us her thoughts on taking on the big challenge. Hi Everyone, My name is Tamara Edwards and I have been working at TUI UK & Ireland for 2 and... Read more »
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No stopping me!

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How are all those new year, new you plans working out? Having entered the Virgin Money London Marathon I feel like I’ve set myself enough challenges for one year (or two, or three) and a challenge it really is. Having literally done no running at all before signing up, it’s definitely been hard to push... Read more »
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Family Holidays: A Priority Not a Privilege

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The following post was originally published on the Huffington Post in August 2015 as part of the charity’s 40th Anniversary activities. Peter Long is currently Chairman of Royal Mail, Chairman of Countrywide, a member of the Supervisory Board for TUI Group and President of the Family Holiday Association. I have vivid memories of being a child... Read more »
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Tackling the Virgin Money London Marathon

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In April 2017 the Family Holiday Association will have 30 runners taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon; taking on an amazing personal challenge whilst raising funds for the charity. Here one of our runners, Marc Peachey, gives his thoughts on the challenge ahead. My primary reason for taking part in the Virgin Money... Read more »

How Times Have Changed: A Social History of Holidays

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No internet. No mobiles. No budget airlines and no suitcases with wheels. Things have certainly changed in the four decades since Joan and Pat Laurance took their sick daughter and family for their first holiday to the British seaside. The mid-seventies was a pivotal time for change in modern tourism: a time when, for the... Read more »