Angela LM18

Angela’s First London Marathon

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 »
Robert Boland London Marathon 2018

Rob’s London Marathon challenge

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I can’t quite believe I am only 15 weeks away from this major achievement. Had you asked me 5 years ago I would have said never to a marathon, never mind the London Marathon! But after dalliances with Triathlons, Bikes and shorter distances, the challenge of completing the marathon seemed to find me. I have... Read more »

Supporting good mental health over Christmas

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It’s usually not a surprise when someone says that Christmas is a difficult time for many people. The pressure we experience to be happy, shop until we drop, decorate our homes, bake goodies and more, all makes it hard to not feel overwhelmed. For those dealing with mental health issues, it can feel like the... Read more »
Lucy Royal Parks Half Marathon

Lucy takes on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

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It’s been just over 2 months since I ran the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for the Family Holiday Association, and what an achievement it was! When I was asked by my friend nearly a year in advance whether I’d be interested in running a half marathon on behalf of the charity, I immediately jumped at the... Read more »
Caravan Holiday Park

Why you should consider a caravan park for a family holiday

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The majority of the short breaks we provide for our families are in self-catering caravans in a holiday park by the British seaside. They provide a safe, structured environment for our families to make the most of their time together away from the stresses and strains often associated with home life. Here Robbie from Holiday... Read more »

How Getting Outside Can Boost Your Mental Health

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We all know that exploring the great outdoors is fantastic for our all round health, but so often we don’t take the opportunity to go outside. Busy and stressful lifestyle can get in the way, and we may feel like we don’t have enough time to go outside, but even a few minutes can make... Read more »