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Charity to be official charity partner for National B&B week

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The Family Holiday Association is delighted to be partnering with online booking specialist, eviivo, for National B&B week taking place from 18th -24th March. The week will celebrate and raise awareness of the hard work of the British independent accommodation sector and follows the success of the inaugural National B&B Day in 2018. This year,... Read more »

Thousands of children given “life changing” breaks

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An initiative which has given 1,100 vulnerable families, including 2,369 children, a “life-changing” short break in Scotland is transforming Scottish tourism, VisitScotland says. The ScotSpirit Breaks, which enters its fourth year in 2019, is a nationwide social tourism project coordinated by the national tourism organisation and the Family Holiday Association . Around 100 industry partners,... Read more »
TUI Care Foundation

TUI Care Foundation supports the Family Holiday Association

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Giving a break to 7,000 struggling families in the UK The Family Holiday Association has become one of the first UK charities to be supported by the TUI Care Foundation. The five year agreement is designed to provide over 7,000 struggling families with a vital day out or short-break holiday – directly benefiting over 16,000... Read more »
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CLIA UK & Ireland members send 358 struggling families on a trip

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Fundraising efforts by CLIA UK & Ireland’s members and supporters will mean that 358 struggling UK families will be able to go on a precious day out at the British seaside or local tourist attraction. CLIA UK & Ireland partnered with Family Holiday Association, a non-profit organisation who has provided breaks for UK families with... Read more »
Kent & Herts Tourism Awards

Special Tourism Awards in Kent & Herts

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The Family Holiday Association were delighted to present special awards recently at both the Kent and Herts Tourism Awards to recognise on-going partnerships between the charity and local visitor attractions. In Kent, Maidstone-based Kent attraction ‘Kent Life’ picked up the award. It was presented by John Kinnear, Head of Programmes at the charity, who commented “We... Read more »
#AdventuresAreComing

#AdventuresAreComing

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The Family Holiday Association has today released a teaser video for their Christmas Advent-ures online advent calendar which starts tomorrow. Christmas Advent-ures is the charity’s online advent calendar. Each day between the 1st and 24th December a new door will be available to open on their website to reveal a short video featuring a unique... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

One donation – twice the impact with The Big Give

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Double your donation NOW at no extra cost to you! Click here to go directly to The Big Give Christmas Challenge and help achieve our fundraising target. The Big Give Christmas Challenge is a unique opportunity to make your donation have double the impact! Whatever you can afford, donations made online via The Big Give Christmas Challenge... Read more »

Our new supporters at Towan Valley

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We are delighted that Towan Valley have recently started supporting the charity, by offering breaks for our families at their park in Cornwall this year. So far they’ve provided breaks for 10 families including a group from Pete’s Dragons suicide bereavement support charity. A family on one of the breaks at Towan Valley said: “The... Read more »
John McDonald

Chief Executive John McDonald to leave after 17 years

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The Family Holiday Association’s chief executive, John McDonald, has announced that after 17 years in post he will be leaving the charity at the end of December. John McDonald, who joined the charity in 2001 after spells with Oxfam, ORBIS International and the Brain & Spine Foundation, said “It has been a privilege to be... Read more »
Scottish Public Sector Awards 2018

ScotSpirit Breaks shortlisted for top award

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The ScotSpirit Breaks, a Scotland-wide project coordinated by VisitScotland, the national tourism organisation, and the Family Holiday Association, has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 Scottish Public Sector Awards in the Third Sector Partnership category. Launched three years ago, the jointly led initiative aims to make tourism more inclusive and deliver tangible benefits to the... Read more »