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Adults earning more than the national average still struggling

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Working families who feel they’re ‘just about managing’ to pay their bills and make ends meet, have an average household income of £34,500 according to research by a new think tank – the Nottingham Civic Exchange (NCE). Launched today by Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the RSA, the new think-tank is set to explore... Read more »
TUI UK & Ireland Thomson First Choice

Smiles all round as TUI UK&I raises over a million

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In May 2015 TUI UK & Ireland, the parent company of leading holiday brands Thomson and First Choice, unveiled its fundraising campaign ‘A Million Smiles’, which challenged colleagues to raise £1 million over 2 years to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its chosen charity, The Family Holiday Association. Today the company has revealed it has... Read more »
Lady Mary Mumford

Paying tribute to Life President Mary Mumford

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Life President, Mary Mumford, 15th Lady Herries of Terregles, who passed away peacefully at her Scottish home on 7th April. Lady Herries (also known as Lady Mary Mumford) was Life President for the Family Holiday Association for more than 20 years. She was... Read more »
Betty Bettesworth

Artist Becky Bettesworth supports Seaside Walk Week

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When we started searching for an image to support the North Cornwall walk during Seaside Walk Week we came across the work of Becky Bettesworth and loved it! We are delighted that Becky has agreed to let us use one of her paintings to help promote the event. Seaside Walk Week takes place between 22... Read more »
Seeking Shades Day Stars

Seeking Shades Day Stars to support our national awareness and fundraising day

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Friday 19th May is Shades Day, the Family Holiday Association’s national fundraising and awareness day when everyone is encouraged to wear sunglasses for charity whatever the weather. Launched with charity Ambassadors from the travel and tourism industry in 2016, the charity is inviting you to become a Shades Day Star and get your office involved... Read more »
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 »

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 »