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Holiday Autos

Holiday Autos become a charity partner

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Holiday Autos, the world’s leading car hire comparison website, has today announced the Family Holiday Association as its preferred charity partner for 2017. Holiday Autos aims to help the charity in raising funds and awareness for the important services it provides. Announcing the partnership, Lauren Gourley, Head of Brands, Product & Content at Holiday Autos... Read more »
2017 season starts

Season begins with first families going on a break

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Our 2017 season starts in March with 23 families going away in the first week, providing a much-needed break away from home. 12 of the families going away will be staying in caravans we own located at different holiday parks along the British coastline. The locations include Combe Haven near Hastings, Devon Cliffs, Presthaven in North... Read more »

Friends in Scotland and Flanders

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As part of the ongoing relationship between VisitScotland and the Family Holiday Association, charity Director John McDonald and Programme Manager John Kinnear attended a round table event in Glasgow on Tuesday (24 January) to discuss the development of social tourism in Scotland. Also in attendance were Abellio, ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions), Calmac Ferries... Read more »
Record number of struggling families awarded a break in 2016

Record number of struggling families awarded a break in 2016

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More than 11,000 children and almost 8,000 adults benefited from a few nights at the British seaside or a simple day trip. Just under half had a family break together for the very first time, with a third of children enjoying their first ever visit to a beach. Family Holiday Association research found that virtually... Read more »
Family Holiday Association

First offers of the season sent out

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Over the last couple of weeks, offers for short breaks have started to be sent out to families via their referrer. These first offers are for breaks at seaside holiday parks throughout the country, offering our families a much needed and often life changing break away from home. We start taking applications in November, but... Read more »
Le Tourism Social le Monde

Our European links stretch back over almost 20 years

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The charity has benefited from exploring the wide range of ways in which various countries on the Continent support struggling families to access the benefits of a break away from home. The support from various countries and agencies has been critical to our success in raising the profile of our work here in the UK.... Read more »

Partnership with VisitScotland featured on Reporting Scotland

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In 2016 the Family Holiday Association’s partnership project with VisitScotland saw over 250 struggling families get a short break or day out away from home. The project made a significant difference to the families who benefited and was featured on Reporting Scotland and local BBC Radio, as well as Stephen Nolan’s BBC Radio 5 live... Read more »
ATHE Conference 2016

Family Holiday Association at Association of Tourism in Higher Education conference

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It was great to share information about the charity and its work with those at the cutting edge of tourism research from British and European universities. Ken Skates AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure gave the keynote address to the conference, highlighting the importance of social tourism and mentioned The Family Holiday Association... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Double your donation at no extra cost to you!

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge will commence at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November – #GivingTuesday It is the perfect opportunity to make a donation to the Family Holiday Association and double the amount we receive, at no extra cost to you. And, of course, doubling your donation means twice as many families can benefit... Read more »

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards

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Voting for the Charity Film Awards has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.   Our video Sara’s Story has been nominated for the Charity Film Awards. The video tells the story of Sara, who is just five-and-a-half years old, and how the lives of everyone in her family changed when her mum became... Read more »