Annual Review 2015 – a time to celebrate
Last year was no ordinary year for our charity. In May, we marked 40 years of offering simple breaks to families in desperate circumstances. In the four decades since we became a registered charity in 1975 we’ve helped more than 28,000 families including 76,800 children.
We’re fortunate in the UK that our coast is never too far away. Yet there are many thousands of children in this country who have never seen a beach, built a sand castle or paddled in the sea. Last year as many as 2 million UK families didn’t have the means to even go on a day trip together.
The good news is that in 2015 we helped 3,734 families – more than in any other year in our history. It is an amazing achievement, and we promise to continue
working hard this year and in the future to increase the number of families we help.
I hope you enjoy our Annual Review. We have tried to highlight the successes of 2015 by profiling the people who made it all happen and we’ve included some case studies of families who have benefited from our help and your generosity.
Our charity exists because there is a desperate need for our work. We continue to exist and to expand thanks to the hard work and skills of our staff and our trustees and – above all – to the kindness and generosity of our many loyal supporters.
Chair of Trustees for the Family Holiday Association