New caravan at Trecco Bay Holiday Park
We’re delighted to announce that the charity has just purchased our first caravan in South Wales.
We have expanded our offering of breaks by buying a caravan at Parkdean’s Trecco Bay Holiday Park, located just outside Porthcawl; our first van located in South Wales. The caravan was purchased as the result of a donation made by a generous benefactor.
The location was chosen to make it easier for the charity to help struggling families from South Wales. Travel is often a barrier to people taking a break, and reducing the distance will open up opportunities for more families from the area to benefit.
The Trecco Bay site offers a range of facilities including an indoor swimming pool, and a wet outdoor play area with fountains and water guns. There’s also dodgems, an adventure playground with zip wire, adventure golf and arcade, as well as showtime entertainment and a choice of restaurants on site. And of course a fantastic Blue Flag beach!
Martin Realey, CEO of the Family Holiday Association, said “I recently visited the Trecco Bay Holiday Park with my own family. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The children loved hunting for treasures and rock climbing on the beach and the evening entertainment was first class! We’ll definitely be going back in the future.”
The families that the charity helps are struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. All the families we support are referred to us by someone already working with them in a supporting role, such as teachers, health visitors, social workers and other charities such as Barnado’s and Shelter. By working with referrers, we can be sure that the funds we raise help the families who will benefit most.
Last year, we launched our ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative, inviting companies to pledge to cover the annual £10,000 running costs of one of our fleet of fourteen vans. The figure covers everything from ground rent, fuel bills, cleaning, furnishing and essential repairs, keeping each van in tip-top condition for all our guests. Each caravan will host between 30 and 45 families a year on 3-4 or 7 night breaks, providing vital respite from daily struggles.