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Charity to receive proceeds of new Breakfast Cookbook

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A new cookbook, featuring the extraordinary variety of breakfasts served by Britain’s B&Bs has been launched by eviivo, who are donating the proceeds to our charity. Buy the cookbook here. The recipes, which include the traditional alongside the exotic and unusual, include award winners and shortlisted entries from the annual eviivo B&B Awards. Recipes range... Read more »

Shortlisted in Better Society Awards with TUI UK & Ireland!

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The charity is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted with our longest-standing corporate partner, TUI UK & Ireland, in the ‘Partnership with a National Charity’ category in the Better Society Awards 2018. Together we created the ‘A Millions Smiles’ campaign with the aim of generating £1 million over two years to help us achieve... Read more »
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4,137 families helped in 2017

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In 2017, the Family Holiday Association provided vital breaks to 4,137 struggling families. This was the second year running that the charity have been able to help over 4,000 families with a day trip or short break away from home. More than 9,000 children and almost 7,000 adults benefited with nearly two thirds having a... Read more »

South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18

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The best of the West’s travel and tourism businesses were announced on Thursday 1st February in the Arena at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay, where we were the official charity. This year’s event was hosted by BBC news presenter Victoria Graham and a heart-felt opening address was given by travel journalist and Family... Read more »
Joan Laurance

Happy Birthday Joan
Inspirational Founder turns 97

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Everybody associated with the Family Holiday would like to wish our co-founder Joan Laurance, a very happy 97th birthday! Joan and her husband Patrick, who died in 2008, launched the Family Holiday Association as a national charity in 1975. Several years earlier they had been struggling to cope with the loss of a daughter who... Read more »

ScotSpirit Breaks aim for another record year

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Scottish tourism industry gathers to launch third year of Social Tourism project Over 50 key players from across Scotland’s tourism industry met in Edinburgh to launch the 2018 ScotSpirit Breaks. The event, held at the Hilton Carlton Hotel, saw businesses from as far as the Highlands join Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and... Read more »
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Charity seeks new trustees

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The Family Holiday Association is seeking a new Chair of trustees and a Treasurer trustee to join its board. The charity is looking for dynamic, diligent and experienced individuals to help lead our organisation through an exciting period of growth. The charity is in a strong financial position and has recently set a new strategy... Read more »
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Applicants sought for research project

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded funding to a research project to look at look at the impact of breaks on struggling families. This prestigious funding has been awarded to Nottingham University Business School in collaboration with the Family Holiday Association for an ESCR Doctoral Studentship to investigate the impact of breaks... Read more »

Official Charity at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we are the official charity of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18. The Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of tourism businesses in the South West region highlighting excellence across 25 different categories, including the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award. The black tie event will be... Read more »
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Inner-city schools to get national park trips

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The Family Holiday Association has welcomed the Government’s recognition that too many children live in families that rarely get to experience the benefits of trips away from their immediate environment. As part of the Government’s 25-year plan to protect the environment unveiled yesterday, Teresea May announced plans for thousands of extra inner city children to... Read more »