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John McDonald

Chief Executive John McDonald to leave after 17 years

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The Family Holiday Association’s chief executive, John McDonald, has announced that after 17 years in post he will be leaving the charity at the end of December. John McDonald, who joined the charity in 2001 after spells with Oxfam, ORBIS International and the Brain & Spine Foundation, said “It has been a privilege to be... Read more »
Scottish Public Sector Awards 2018

ScotSpirit Breaks shortlisted for top award

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The ScotSpirit Breaks, a Scotland-wide project coordinated by VisitScotland, the national tourism organisation, and the Family Holiday Association, has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 Scottish Public Sector Awards in the Third Sector Partnership category. Launched three years ago, the jointly led initiative aims to make tourism more inclusive and deliver tangible benefits to the... Read more »

New strategy aims to double the number of families helped by 2020

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The Family Holiday Association has today launched a new strategy and umbrella campaign called TOGETHER with the goal of doubling the number of families offered a break annually by the end of 2020. The two year TOGETHER campaign includes new initiatives such as Adopt a Caravan – inviting individuals and organisation to fund one of... Read more »
Hoseasons Go One Better

Hoseasons set to raise £10,000

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Team members at Hoseasons in Lowestoft have braved a skydive, taken on the Tour de Broads cycling event and tackled a Tough Mudder, with more plans to climb Snowdon and hold their own Golf Day later this month in their efforts to reach their £10,000 fundraising target. The product team at Hoseasons are taking on... Read more »
Alison Rice

Alison Rice: Helping to answer life’s biggest questions

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Travel journalist and broadcaster Alison Rice has been busy answering some of life’s biggest questions, explaining the difference a legacy gift can make to children and their families, struggling with terrible circumstances, who are in desperate need of a break away from home. The activity is part of Remember A Charity Week, 10-16 September, which... Read more »
Remember A Charity Week

Helping to answer life’s biggest questions; Remember A Charity Week

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This week we are joining forces with 200 other charities up and down the UK to launch Human – the world’s first charity-powered search engine. The activity is part of Remember A Charity Week, 10-16 September, which sees hundreds of charities come together to encourage people to leave charitable gifts in Wills and, by doing... Read more »

Donate when you shop with Amazon Smile

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Donate to the charity when you shop with Amazon, at no extra cost! How does Amazon Smile work? When you shop via the Smile website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to your nominated charity. It’s just the same as shopping on the regular Amazon site, and you’ll pay the same prices... Read more »

It’s round 2 for the CLIA Cycle to the Ball!

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This December, Giles Hawke will be heading up a team of intrepid cyclists from the cruise industry to take on an 80-mile cycle challenge to the CLIA Winter Forum. Making up the team will be Tony Roberts and Robbie White – who are back for a second year – and Bernie Carter, Stuart Leven, Dave... Read more »
Sandcastles Beach

British beach breaks bust stress, says research

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New research reveals that a holiday to England’s coast could significantly enhance both your relationships and general sense of well-being. In a Holiday Trends survey conducted by independent research consultancy BDRC, 80 percent of holidaymakers on a domestic seaside escape claimed that it had brought them closer together, while 78 percent agreed that the holiday... Read more »
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Shopping and fundraising site launch first smartphone app

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Raise free funds for the Family Holiday Association with your every day shopping Shopping and fundraising website Give as you Live has launched its first smartphone app, on iOS. Shoppers can sign up to Give as you Live through the app and choose a charity to support. They can then shop through more than 4,300... Read more »