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Seaside Walk Week 2016 a success

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The event launched in Scarborough on Sunday 29th May. Starting at the Sun Court Café in the surrounds of the Grade II listed Scarborough Spa, 40 walkers took a leisurely stroll along the coastline around Marine Drive and North Sands to the North Bay Railway. The walk was opened by the new Mayor of Scarborough, Councillor... Read more »

500 for 500 campaign target achieved

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The Family Holiday Association has always had strong links with the travel and tourism industry, thanks to our shared desire to spread happiness, create cherished memories and improve well-being. The charity’s aim has always been to do all this for the people who need it most: the children and families in desperate circumstances who would... Read more »

Haven donate 40 breaks in 500 for 500 campaign

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As a longstanding supporter of the Family Holiday Association, Haven were delighted to be able to help in this way. It ensures that more struggling families will get to have a much-needed break in the year ahead. With just days to go before the official 40th Anniversary year comes to an end, the total number... Read more »

Seaside Walk Week returns this spring

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Seaside Walk Week returns this spring for its second year, celebrating the wonders of the British seaside, paying tribute to the magic of family holidays by the sea and encouraging the nation to explore the Great British coastline with family and friends. The event will take place across the May Spring Bank Holiday week. It... Read more »

Charity to benefit from TUI UK&I choir single

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The cover of Louis Armstrong’s ‘When You’re Smiling’ released today through The Workplace Choir Company is available to download from Google Play for 99p. The TUI Choir was set up by The Workplace Choir Company in 2014 as part of its employee engagement strategy – leading to a hugely successful rehearsal programme, involving around 40 employees. Ahead... Read more »

Team Starfish ready for the London Marathon

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Preparing for a marathon can be a daunting task. At the Family Holiday Association, we keep in contact with our Team Starfish runners with regular training tips, updates from the charity, feedback from the runners on their own progress and information on how their fundraising is making a difference to the lives of struggling families. With... Read more »

Everest base camp trek participants announced

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The two participants were picked from a list of applicants and the lucky pair to be embarking on this once in a lifetime trip are Heather Richardson and Matt Gill. Heather and Matt will complete the iconic Himalayan trek to the famous base camp, at the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest.... Read more »

#ScotSpirit campaign to help Scottish families get a break

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This offer ran during April and May 2016 and has now closed.   We are delighted to have teamed up with VisitScotland and some of Scotland’s leading tourism industry partners to help almost 100 Scottish families get a fantastic break in 2016. As part of VisitScotland’s Spirit of Scotland campaign, businesses including Hilton, Macdonald, ibis, Novotel and... Read more »

Thank you for getting involved on Shades Day

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We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who posted photos of yourselves and your colleagues, friends and family wearing sunglasses on social media. Every pic you shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram helped raise awareness of the Family Holiday Association’s work enabling families in hardship to visit the seaside for the first... Read more »

First families of the year have a break today

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This week we will support 21 struggling families to have a seaside break. For some it will offer the children the chance to paddle in the sea, build a sandcastle or fly a kite for the very first time. This can only happen thanks to the help and donations of our generous supporters. This year, we... Read more »