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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 »
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Charity partner at BTTS and British Coach Tourism Awards

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Family Holiday Association is delighted to be the official charity for the 2020 British Coach Tourism Awards The two day show takes place on the 25th & 26th March at the NEC in Birmingham, and is attended by hundreds of tour operators, group travel organisers and travel trade professionals. There will be talks and keynotes... Read more »
Long Term Impact Report

Report highlights the long term benefits of breaks

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The enduring positive benefits of breaks, particularly for struggling families, are highlighted in a new report from the Family Holiday Association. The research demonstrates the lasting impact a break away from home can have on challenges facing families such as isolation, mental wellbeing and poor school attendance. The research surveyed families between six and fourteen... Read more »

Family days out donated by Keetoo

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Keetoo, part of The Vimal Group, have teamed up with the charity to give struggling families the chance to have days out in London and visit some of the city’s top attractions. The Keetoo app allows vistors to visit two London attractions, and Keetoo will be donating family days out every month to the charity.... Read more »

Spear Travels fundraising to adopt a caravan!

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Spear Travels have pledged to raise £10,000 throughout 2020 as part of our ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, covering 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... Read more »
Shades Day supported by Host Unusual

Host Unusual to support charity Shades Day in May

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Travel website Host Unusual have teamed up with the Family Holiday Association to become the first national sponsor of the charity’s Shades Day fundraising and awareness day in May. Host Unusual will be providing a package of support for Shades Day through their digital channels which will allow the charity to multiply their promotional reach... Read more »

A record year at the PATA Christmas Lunch

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We were delighted to be invited to be the official charity at the 2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Christmas Lunch. Held on the 12th of December at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in central London, it was a fantastic event and PATA’s biggest Christmas Lunch to date. Charity patron Alison Rice said a few words... Read more »
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Another successful year for the ScotSpirit Breaks

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Scottish families receive breaks through inclusive tourism programme 485 struggling families received a vital break last year thanks to the generosity of Scotland’s tourism industry, VisitScotland has revealed today (7 January 2020). The ScotSpirit Breaks, a nationwide programme coordinated by the Family Holiday Association, with the support of VisitScotland, has continued to help people across... Read more »
British Travel Awards 2019

Joan Laurance honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Family Holiday Association co- founder Joan Laurance has posthumously been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 British Travel Awards. Joan passed away earlier this year on February 23rd at the age of 98. British Travel Awards’ chairman Roger Allard and finance director Chris Photi presented the award to Joan’s daughter Pauline Laurance and... Read more »
Great York Ghost Search

Charity benefits from Great York Ghost Search Success

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A record £5000 has been raised for charity as a result of the Great York Ghost Search event which took place throughout the city over the Halloween period. Extended to a three week season, the family-friendly trail saw 26 illuminated ghost lamps hidden in shop windows across the city which were then auctioned off to... Read more »