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Make It York

Visit York have worked with their partners to provide the York Pass to help families from Yorkshire that would otherwise miss out on a break. The York Pass is York’s official sightseeing card providing free entry to city’s top visitor attractions including the city sightseeing bus tour. They were used by families for day trips and as part of a short break package by combining them with accommodation donated by the Youth Hotel Association in York.

In 2017 the Family Holiday Association helped 79 families in this way.

Our partnership with Visit York also extends into fundraising. The Family Holiday Association were recently announced as the official charity partner for the Visit York Tourism Awards in June 2018. We also benefited from the ‘Great York Ghost Search’. Created to celebrate the city’s status as Europe’s most-haunted, the ghost search raised an incredible £1,825.50 which was split between Visit York’s two nominated charities, the Family Holiday Association and The Institute for Cancer Research.

In total, Visit York have been responsible for raising an amazing £6,142 in vital funds as well as facilitating trips to York for struggling families from Yorkshire via the charity.

Further reading:
Impact report: 2017 report