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ScotSpirit breaks

ScotSpirit breaks celebrate record year

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Scotland’s Social Tourism project enjoys unprecedented success Over 420 struggling families have received a vital break thanks to the outstanding generosity of Scotland’s tourism industry VisitScotland has revealed today. The ScotSpirit breaks, a nationwide project coordinated by the national tourism organisation and the Family Holiday Association, have built on the success of 2016 with a... Read more »

2018 Charity of the Year at SVM

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We are delighted to announce that SVM have made us their 2018 Charity of the Year. For the past three years, SVM Consulting Engineers have appointed a ‘champion charity’ that they support throughout the year through a variety of activities. As 2017 comes to a close SVM have turned their attention to us as their... Read more »

You shall go to the ball!

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CLIA deputy chair and Family Holiday Association Ambassador, Giles Hawke has put out a call for fellow cyclists in the industry to join him and cycle to the CLIA Cruise Forum on Thursday 14th December. Joining Giles to take on the challenge and cycle a round trip of 90 miles to and from the forum will... Read more »
Open for 2018 applications

Open for applications for short breaks on brand new system

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We have been busy over the summer updating our website and application systems and we’re excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for 2018. The new system streamlines the booking process, showing referrers the best available breaks matched against the family details provided. It also creates a single view of all applications made, alongside... Read more »
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on poverty published

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UK Poverty 2017 highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. This is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners. 8 million live in families where at least one person is in work. Over the last... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

One Donation, Twice the Impact

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is on NOW! Between Midday today (Tuesday 28 November) and Tuesday 5 December, donations made to our project via will be doubled at no extra cost to you! Donate NOW! Our aim this time is to raise £8,000 from individual donors (which will be doubled to £16,000).  Precious memories... Read more »

Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland announces charity partnership

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The Family Holiday Association is delighted to have been chosen as one of Royal Caribbean’s official charity partners for its ‘Go the extra mile to make eyes smile’ campaign. Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland will be supporting the Family Holiday Association by organising a variety of different extraordinary fundraising activities and events for staff to... Read more »
The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Double Your Donation at no extra cost to you!

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We are excited that the Family Holiday Association has again been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. The challenge is a unique way to to make your donation have double the impact! Donations made to our project via will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our... Read more »
Great York Ghost Search

York’s ‘most-haunted’ status celebrated with ghost search

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In celebration of its status as Europe’s most-haunted city, The Great York Ghost Search has been taking place over the last couple of weeks with hundreds of ghost hunters on the streets of York. The new free, family friendly walking trail has seen ghost hunters seek out twenty six individually-designed custom made ghost lamps during... Read more »

Last week of the season for families going on a break

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Our 2017 season comes to an end this October half term, with the last families of the year experiencing a much-needed break away from home. The season began back in March and since then we have helped many families to have a short break or day trip, many for the first time in their lives.... Read more »