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Pass on something wonderful this Remember a Charity Week

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Now in its 10th year, this week is Remember A Charity in your Will Week (9-15 September). We are proud to be joining over 200 charities across the country to celebrate all the amazing individuals who support us by leaving a gift to charity in their Will. Currently only around 6% of us do this.... Read more »

99% of family support workers reveal children didn’t have a summer holiday

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Lack of summer holiday exposes pupils to mental health issues, say family support workers Our new report shows that ninety-nine per cent of family support workers reveal that they work with families and children who didn’t have a summer holiday this year. Children have returned to school this week unable to perform well in the... Read more »
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Blue Badge Guides help to discover hidden London

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We were delighted to welcome a record number of teams to our ever popular  Treasure Trails recently, created in conjunction with our friends at the British Guild of Tourist Guides (Blue Badge Guides). This year we decided to do things a little differently and held three different walks over three different evenings in July. All... Read more »

Canvas Holidays celebrate raising £100,000 in 10 years

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Since the partnership between Canvas Holidays and the Family Holiday Association began back in 2009, the incredible funds raised have helped around 450 families struggling with terrible circumstances, to have a much-needed short break at the seaside, or local day out. Canvas Holidays would like to say a huge thank you to all their customers... Read more »

New research shows Brits love to caravan!

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Caravan holidays are on the rise – 39% of UK adults have been on a camping or caravanning holiday in the past three years ending October 2018. Safeguard has carried out in-depth research to uncover Europe’s favourite destinations for caravanning. Safeguard have analysed 5 data points for each country including the number of caravan sites,... Read more »

The day we set sail with ABTA Lifeline

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Back for a sixth consecutive year, on a sunny (and not so windy!) day in July, 11 teams took to the Solent for our popular regatta. This year we joined forces with our friends at ABTA Lifeline, a charity set up to help colleagues in the travel industry when they need it most – from... Read more »
Responsible Travel

Equality for travellers with access requirements is a myth

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Responsible Travel’s new report argues that the industry must step up. Activist travel company, Responsible Travel, has revealed the latest chapter in its manifesto for the future of tourism which reports that the travel industry is failing people with accessibility requirements, leaving vast swathes of our global society behind. Everybody needs global accessibility. 1 in... Read more »

Charity Patron John Carter says everyone deserves a holiday

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Featured as part of the Daily Mirror ‘Give Kids a Seaside Smile’ summer campaign. Read more about the appeal on the Mirror online here. “I want to ask you about your holiday – the one you’ve just had, the one you are about to take or, maybe, the one you’re enjoying now. Do you think you... Read more »
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National newspaper supports charity with summer appeal

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“Ask anyone for their favourite childhood memory and they often say a trip to the seaside. “We remember building sandcastles, braving the cold seawater and the donkey rides. But while millions of families will soon be off on their summer hols, thousands of children will be denied that chance.” So say’s Jason Beattie at the... Read more »
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Tourism Sector Deal must mean accessibility for all

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The Family Holiday Association welcomes the new Tourism Sector Deal announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May and specifically the Government’s ambition to make the UK the “most accessible tourism destination in Europe.” Included in the deal is a firm commitment to accessibility for disabled visitors. The charity now calls on the government and industry... Read more »