News Archive

Higgidy Helping Hand

Higgidy offer a helping hand

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We are delighted to have teamed up with our friends at Higgidy and their Higgidy Helping Hand project to send goodie bags to families who have sadly missed out on a Family Holiday Association break this year. Over the next week or so, the many families who we had to disappoint due to the impact... Read more »
Sand dunes and beach

On the road to recovery

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After months of lockdown and social distancing we are all in need of the joy and hope a break offers. Which makes it all the more disappointing that so far this year we have not been able to offer breaks. The pandemic and its impacts have forced us, like so many others, to make tough... Read more »
Midnight at Lucas Bay

Author donates £1 for each book sale

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Author and charity supporter Lee Pennell has published her latest novel titled “Midnight at Lucas Bay” and for the first three 3 months £1.00 will be donated to The Family Holiday Association for every book sold. The book is an adventure story for 9 – 14 year olds – narrated against a backdrop of the stunning... Read more »
My Prudential Ride London

Prudential RideLondon goes virtual

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The first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – will take place on 15 and 16 August (the event weekend) to celebrate cycling and raise funds to help save the UK’s charities.   The Family Holiday Association, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19... Read more »
Seaside coast

Marine and coastal areas linked with better health and well-being

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A Defra study shows that exposure to marine and coastal environments has positive effects on human health and well-being. A new study suggests that exposure to coastal environments can play a significant role in boosting human health and well-being, due to the ‘therapeutic effects’ marine and coastal landscapes have. In England, 271 million recreational visits... Read more »
Family Holiday Association

An update for supporters

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As the country continues to ease lock-down measures imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and tourism is starting to make a tentative return. From today (4 July) families in England are allowed to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation which includes self-catering cottages and apartments, caravans with their own bathroom facilities, hotels and... Read more »
Canvas Holidays

Canvas Holidays announces Charity Partners

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European outdoor holiday specialist Canvas Holidays have announced their charity partners for 2020/21 which includes continuing their longstanding support of the Family Holiday Association. Canvas will also become an official partner of the NHS Charities Together in the UK, a charity dedicated to supporting the NHS. They fund research and development and purchase state-of-the-art technologies and... Read more »
Give Them A Break

Charity to administer holiday fund for key workers

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Give Them A Break (GTAB) is a new nationwide, not-for-profit campaign to thank key workers across the UK for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. It launches to the public today (Thursday 4 June) with a call for donations to its charity fund, which will be used to make thousands of holidays and days out... Read more »
2.6 Challenge

Take on the 2.6 challenge

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Be a home hero for the Family Holiday Association On Sunday 26 April, a country wide fundraising campaign is launching called The 2.6 Challenge. Taking part is easy. All you need to do is to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride... Read more »
Family Holiday Association

A message to our supporters

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Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Family Holiday Association has taken the difficult decision to furlough around 70% of the workforce effective from 1st April and are now operating with a skeleton staff. Our mission is to enhance the quality of family life for parents and children who experience disadvantage by giving families a... Read more »