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Kids Pass adopts a caravan as part of new partnership!

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Kids Pass have chosen the Family Holiday Association as their official charity partner and have got involved with our ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, pledging to cover the costs of running one of the charity’s caravans for a year. The charity team were delighted to visit Kids Pass this week to present an official Caravan Adoption pack... Read more »

New caravan at Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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We’re delighted to announce that the charity has just purchased our first caravan in South Wales. We have expanded our offering of breaks by buying a caravan at Parkdean’s Trecco Bay Holiday Park, located just outside Porthcawl; our first van located in South Wales. The caravan was purchased as the result of a donation made... Read more »
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New partnership with Beach Events & Solutions

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The charity is thrilled to have been chosen as the official charity partner of the country’s leading urban beach specialists. The seaside has always been at the heart of the charity and can be traced back to our humble beginnings, over 40 years ago. The charity was established after founders Joan and Patrick Laurance were... Read more »

The Group Company adopts a caravan for 2019!

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The Group Company has become the second company to get involved with the charity’s ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, pledging to cover the costs of running one of the charity’s caravans for a year. The Family Holiday Association owns a number of caravans, located at holiday parks around the British coast. They play a crucial role... Read more »

Charity seeks Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraising Officer

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Senior Trusts and Grants Fundraising Officer, PART TIME The Fundraising Team are responsible for generating all the Family Holiday Association’s income. This is obtained through businesses and their employees, trusts and foundations, wealthy individuals and fundraising events. Working as part of a small Fundraising Team and managing your own portfolio, you will play a key... Read more »

London Bridge City teams up with charity

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The Family Holiday Association is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity partner of London Bridge City. London Bridge City encompasses the half mile of river frontage along the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, and covers a total of 21.5 acres of space. It’s a vast and lively mixed-use environment which... Read more »
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Charity welcomes new Chief Executive

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The Family Holiday Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Realey as their new Chief Executive. Martin joins with extensive experience in the charity and health sectors following on from a distinguished career as a British army officer. In recent years, Martin spent 3 years as CEO of Restore – a mental health charity... Read more »
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Family Holiday Association founder Joan Laurance dies

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Joan Laurance, founder of the Family Holiday Association charity, has died at the age of 98. Without Joan, and her husband Patrick, there would be no Family Holiday Association. Since 1975, her compassion, sense of public spirit and unstoppable determination have enabled thousands of families to... Read more »

Forest Holidays to Provide a Free Holiday Each Week for Families in Need

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Award-winning UK cabin holiday company Forest Holidays has today announced a new partnership with our charity. The partnership sees Forest Holidays providing 52 back-to-nature breaks for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. Research from families who... Read more »
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Happy Birthday Joan
Inspirational Founder turns 98

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Everybody associated with the Family Holiday would like to wish our co-founder Joan Laurance, a very happy 98th 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 »