News Archive

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 »
Tesco Bags of Help

Are you in the London ‘SE’ postcode in July or August?

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We are delighted to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme during July and August. Until the end of August, customers shopping at 17 Tesco stores in South East London will have the opportunity to vote for the Family Holiday Association with the chance that the charity could receive up to £4,000.... Read more »
Welsh Government

Fining parents ‘has no effect on school absence in Wales’

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Fining parents for taking children out of school in term time in Wales has had no effect on overall absence rates, a recent review has found. It shows the number of unauthorised family holidays actually increased after fixed penalty notices were introduced in 2013. The review recommends changing the current system. The Welsh Government, which... Read more »

Partnership with Visit York goes from strength to strength

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Since they started supporting the Family Holiday Association, Visit York, a part of Make It York, have raised over £6,000 for the charity. Visit York’s partnership with the Family Holiday Association has been strengthened by the announcement that the charity will be the official partner for the Visit York Tourism Awards in June. This is the... Read more »
Philippa Harris

Philippa Harris joins as Chair of Trustees

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We are delighted to announce that travel professional Philippa Harris has agreed to become our new chair of trustees. She will take over from travel journalist and broadcaster Alison Rice who has held the post since 2012. Philippa brings with her a wealth of experience from the travel sector. During her career she has held senior... Read more »

Charity to receive proceeds of new Breakfast Cookbook

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A new cookbook, featuring the extraordinary variety of breakfasts served by Britain’s B&Bs has been launched by eviivo, who are donating the proceeds to our charity. Buy the cookbook here. The recipes, which include the traditional alongside the exotic and unusual, include award winners and shortlisted entries from the annual eviivo B&B Awards. Recipes range... Read more »

Shortlisted in Better Society Awards with TUI UK & Ireland!

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The charity is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted with our longest-standing corporate partner, TUI UK & Ireland, in the ‘Partnership with a National Charity’ category in the Better Society Awards 2018. Together we created the ‘A Millions Smiles’ campaign with the aim of generating £1 million over two years to help us achieve... Read more »
Families helped

4,137 families helped in 2017

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In 2017, the Family Holiday Association provided vital breaks to 4,137 struggling families. This was the second year running that the charity have been able to help over 4,000 families with a day trip or short break away from home. More than 9,000 children and almost 7,000 adults benefited with nearly two thirds having a... Read more »