Help families to have a break

Amanda's verdict
Taking your kids on holiday is one of life’s great pleasures, but it’s not something that every parent can afford. There are more than 2 million children in the UK whose families don't have the money or support for even a day trip to the seaside. That’s why we proudly support the Family Holiday Association, which works to provide much-needed breaks for families in need.

101 Holidays supports: Family Holiday Association

Family Holiday Association says

If you love to travel, you’ll be familiar with the sense of relief and release you feel as you pack your suitcase, board a plane, book into a hotel or simply head to the coast for a day out. Many are the ways that ‘and relax’ moment comes over us.

For many UK families, a break is completely out of reach. For a wide range of reasons, many will never feel the benefits of time away and time with each other.

We’re here for families facing some of life’s toughest challenges – for families who may be dealing with the impact of domestic violence, long-term ill health or disability, bereavement or significant changes in family circumstances.

We help by offering much-needed holidays and day trips; breaks that make a big difference. Many families have never been away before; for some children, it may be the first time they see the sea.

The experience we offer is deeper than feeling the sand between the toes, though. A break is a lifeline in difficult times. It’s the chance to have a good time, to make positive memories to help through the times ahead, to experience something new and to forget about some of the struggles for a while, breathe, take stock, reflect.

Families are referred to us for a break by someone who is working with them in a professional capacity – someone like a healthcare or social worker, keyworker, teacher or another charity. This means that families get the support they need to benefit from a break, but it also means we have confidence that our breaks are reaching those who need them the most.

All our breaks are in the UK, and all our breaks are for families living across the UK. We were established in 1975 and are a registered charity (no. 800262).

We can’t do any of this without you. We receive no government funding and are entirely supported by people like you who understand what a break means. So, we’ll organise the breaks, but it’s you who will make the difference to thousands of families in need across the UK.

If you would like to support the work of the Family Holiday Association, you can donate online.

Thank you.

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