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Trip for a Trip to Brighton

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We recently organised a group trip to Brighton for the day, funded by Responsible Travel who support the charity through their Trip for a Trip scheme.

Responsible Travel documented the trip in the form of a short video, below..

Talking about the trip, Sophie Pearson from Responsible Travel said:

“There was a clear blue sky and the sun was shining, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. We went as a group along to the pier where we were given free wristbands for children to access unlimited rides. The children enjoyed every minute of the rides and the parents all came together to help each other out. Laughter and smiles filled the pier and the children described the experience as the best day ever.”

Here’s some quotes from the families involved:

It’s lovely for the children to spend some time together outside of school. Some of them live in sparse areas so they don’t get to go out to play.”

“Days out cost a lot of money and it is difficult for some parents.”

“It has a massive impact on the children as a lot of them have background issues – the children get to forget about their problems at home for the day.”

“A good majority of the children have never been to the beach before.”

“When the children first saw the sea they were screaming and really excited and you could hear those that hadn’t been before – it was lovely and emotional.”

“The children are going to hold on to this for a long time.” 

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Trip for a Trip is an innovative scheme run by activist travel company Responsible Travel.

Every time a Responsible Travel customer books one of their holidays and opts in to our Trip for a Trip scheme, they fund a day trip for a disadvantaged young person somewhere around the world to see their local tourist sites, often for the first time. In the UK, they fund trips through the Family Holiday Association to ensure they are helping the children, and their families, who will benefit the most.

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