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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 holiday or day trip in the UK and working hard to convince policymakers that a break is vital for EVERY family.

Right now, because of the vital restrictions placed on everyday life, we are unable to offer any kind of breaks and the disappointment that will cause for the families we want to help is heart-breaking. Like many charities our expected income has dropped dramatically overnight, and we have had to take difficult decisions to ensure that our 45th year isn’t our last.

We understand that many of you are struggling with your own challenges, caring for those who are unwell, doing your best to keep businesses afloat, retain staff and cope with juggling childcare and working without the respite of a break outside the house. For the time being every family, no matter their circumstances, knows what it feels like not to be able to head away together on a holiday or even a simple day out.

When we are on the other side of this crisis, there will be many more families in urgent need of a break who would be unable to access one for themselves.

We will make sure we are still here and ready to support them.

Until then good luck with the challenges you face and keep safe.

Kat Lee, CEO, Family Holiday Association

 

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