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Partnership with VisitScotland featured on Reporting Scotland

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In 2016 the Family Holiday Association’s partnership project with VisitScotland saw over 250 struggling families get a short break or day out away from home. The project made a significant difference to the families who benefited and was featured on Reporting Scotland and local BBC Radio, as well as Stephen Nolan’s BBC Radio 5 live... Read more »
ATHE Conference 2016

Family Holiday Association at Association of Tourism in Higher Education conference

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It was great to share information about the charity and its work with those at the cutting edge of tourism research from British and European universities. Ken Skates AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure gave the keynote address to the conference, highlighting the importance of social tourism and mentioned The Family Holiday Association... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Double your donation at no extra cost to you!

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge will commence at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November – #GivingTuesday It is the perfect opportunity to make a donation to the Family Holiday Association and double the amount we receive, at no extra cost to you. And, of course, doubling your donation means twice as many families can benefit... Read more »

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards

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Voting for the Charity Film Awards has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.   Our video Sara’s Story has been nominated for the Charity Film Awards. The video tells the story of Sara, who is just five-and-a-half years old, and how the lives of everyone in her family changed when her mum became... Read more »
Holiday Parks Innovation

Holiday Park and Resort Innovation

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We are delighted to be the official charity at this year’s Holiday Park and Resort Innovation Show. Holiday Park and Innovation is the trade event to support growth & success in the Holiday Park & Resort industry. Following its successful launch in 2015 the Holiday Park Innovation Show returns again to the NEC Birmingham on... Read more »
ChariTable Bookings

ChariTable bookings – Giving tastes good

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Restaurant go-ers can now make their next reservation through the ChariTable Bookings website or the iOS app, to raise money for charity. Users can choose from a growing list of over 4,500 restaurants across the UK, and for every diner in the party £1 will be donated by the restaurant, to a charity of the user’s... Read more »

Save the date for Shades Day 2017

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Friday 19th May is Shades Day, the date when we encourage everyone to wear their sunglasses for the charity, whatever the weather! Shades Day is the closest Friday to the UN’s International Day of the Family, and the day we recognise that thousands of struggling UK families who never enjoy even the simplest break away... Read more »
ScotsSpirit

Breaking Barriers – partnering with VisitScotland

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Seventy families facing some of the toughest challenges life can bring will be able to enjoy a day out thanks to a new partnership between VisitScotland, the Family Holiday Association and Scotland’s tourism industry. After an appeal by the national tourism organisation to visitor attractions, transport companies and other public bodies, over 300 people from... Read more »
Rural Economy

Social Tourism could stimulate the rural economy

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The Family Holiday Association has submitted evidence to the UK parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee for their newly launched inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England. The charity highlighted the recent Department for Work and Pensions’ Households below average income report that asked people with a... Read more »
Views of Everest from Kala Patthar

Heather and David scale great heights to raise funds

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Earlier this year the Family Holiday Association joined forces with travel adventure company Exodus to offer two people the chance to take part in a once in a lifetime trip to Nepal. They would be taking on the infamous trek to Everest Base Camp in order to raise money for two charities – the Family... Read more »