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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 in giving struggling families a chance to spend precious time together, especially during the peak school-holiday period. It costs approximately £10,000 annually to keep each caravan in tip-top condition, a fee that covers everything from ground rent, fuel bills, cleaning, furnishing and repairs.

The Group Company has supported the charity for a number of years and were delighted to adopt a caravan based near their Head Office in York. The caravan, located at Primrose Valley in Filey, will host up to 45 families on a 3-4 night break, helping them to reconnect, strengthen bonds and sow the seeds for a brighter future.

Last week, the charity team were delighted to visit The Group Company to present an official Adoption Pack filled with heart-warming family stories and seaside themed goodies. Throughout the year, they will receive monthly communications keeping the team up to date with the life of the caravan.

Helen Bilton, Managing Director at The Group Company, said:
“We are delighted to continue supporting the work of the Family Holiday Association. We all know the wonders of a break away from home, yet there are so many families in the UK who miss out on even a few days away. Adopting a caravan at Filey felt like the perfect fit, as we are helping to give struggling Yorkshire families new experiences, a few days’ relief from their stresses at home and the chance to create some wonderful family memories!”

The ‘Adopt a caravan’ initiative is part of the charity’s TOGETHER campaign, which aims to help deliver their aim of doubling the number of families they help every year by the end of 2020.