Our new supporters at Towan Valley

Towan ValleyWe are delighted that Towan Valley have recently started supporting the charity, by offering breaks for our families at their park in Cornwall this year.

So far they’ve provided breaks for 10 families including a group from Pete’s Dragons suicide bereavement support charity.

A family on one of the breaks at Towan Valley said:

“The holiday offered to me and my son couldn’t have come at a better time, as myself and my son have had an extremely difficult two years. Suffering from domestic violence, we haven’t been able to have experiences like going to the beach or to the soft play centre, and it has been so amazing to see my son have such a great time. I made a friend with another parent on the break which has been such a bonus, as previously having no other positive adult company has been really isolating. Being able to go to places with company has been truly fantastic, and as a result of the time spent together on holiday, our friendship is strong and supportive. This holiday has been a fresh start for myself and my son.”

Nico Descotes, Towan Valley Resort Manager said “Helping these families has been so eye-opening to me, in simply witnessing the difference that our breaks have made to their lives. I welcomed a guest into their accommodation and just saw their face absolutely light up as they told me that they could live there. I oversaw a group session and heard their laughter and saw beautiful smiles. I said goodbye to relaxed and more confident young people than those who had walked in. It has just been the most heart-warming feeling and has made all the hard work worthwhile.”

Jo Bartlett, Towan Valley Operations Manager said: “We are delighted and feel honoured to be working with the Family Holiday Association by providing holidays for families who are coping with tough challenges.  The Family Holiday Association team are tremendous and truly compassionate about what they do.  We really admire the continuous work the association undertakes with families and charities across the UK.  So, it’s rewarding for us and our resort team to know that we are going some way in helping to create positive and happy memories.”

Towan Valley are a member of Hoseasons, and in October won the Hoseasons Diamond Award Winner 2018 for exceptional quality and outstanding customer service!

Hoseasons have also been supporting the charity by completing various events and challenges as a team over the summer, to raise £10,000. You can find out more about the Hoseasons fundraising challenge here.

If you’d like to offer breaks, you can find more information here or contact Alex Bunney at alex@FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk, call 020 3117 0651 or complete our simple response form.