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Take part in the Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Family Holiday Association have joined forces with adventure travel company Exodus to offer two people the chance to take part in a once in a lifetime trip to Nepal, and at the same time raise vital funds to help struggling families in the UK and Nepal. You could complete the iconic Himalayan trek to... Read more »
Alesha Dixon's Christmas single

Charity benefits from Alesha Dixon’s Christmas single

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The song, written and produced by Alesha and Da Beat Freakz (Uche Ebele, Obi Ebele and AD) and remixed by Ash Howes, is a heart-warming ballad that reminds us that the one fundamental thing people need in life is love. Alesha is an ambassador for the Family Holiday Association and proceeds from the single will be... Read more »

An introduction to the Family Fund

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Family Fund provides grants for items such as furniture, clothing, bedding, kitchen appliances and family breaks. These grants help families raising disabled and seriously ill children to have the same opportunities for much needed breaks as others. ‘Social tourism’ is something that the Family Holiday Association through the Holiday’s Matter Campaign, are committed to and... Read more »

Holidays Matter conference 2015

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Delegates at the fourth Holidays Matter conference heard from VisitScotland, National Trust and the University of Surrey on the importance of increasing tourism participation with clear evidence of benefits for those taking part as well as the tourism and travel industry and destinations. In 2014, members of the Holidays Matter network helped over 150,000 people... Read more »

Collaboration with See Change Films

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Earlier this year, the charity teamed up with See Change Films, a charity that provide film and photography training to young people and groups facing complex social, economic and educational challenges to contribute to positive social change. At Easter, we helped a group of families to have a break, and they were trained by See Change Films to produce... Read more »

The charity signs the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

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At the 8th European Tourism for All forum, on 21-23 October 2015 in Albufeira (Portugal), the INATEL Foundation, the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO) and its members, including the Family Holiday Association, showed their commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). A special session was devoted to it, and... Read more »

Head teachers need to have flexibility to help struggling families take a break

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The charity believes that holidays enjoyed together make for happier, healthier and stronger families. Unfortunately millions of struggling parents and children in the UK are missing out on any kind of break away from home. Research has shown that holidays provide a wide range of physical, educational, emotional, cultural and communal benefits to children and... Read more »
Fiona Hills

Funeral for Fiona Hills – the charity’s first administrator

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Fiona Hills first joined founders Patrick and Joan Laurance in their spare room/office at Hill Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1975. At the time Pat and Joan were running highly successful coffee mornings but were beginning to think that there was a much bigger opportunity for fundraising. Fiona lived locally and, following a career in... Read more »

Official charity at Holiday Park and Resort Innovation 2015

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Holiday Park Innovation 2015 is the most comprehensive and interactive show dedicated to the holiday park industry. It is the only event that offers holiday park owners the guidance, inspiration, supplies and resources to put their holiday parks on the map, and the Family Holiday Association are delighted to be the official charity for this year’s... Read more »
Summer Days Out

Teaming up with National Express for Summer Days Out

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The Family Holiday Association has teamed up with the UK’s largest coach operator, National Express, to give out hundreds of coach tickets to families who can’t afford a break, in order for them to access a much-needed day out. The move means families all over the UK are enjoying trips away from home for the... Read more »