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Help a deprived child

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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 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 deprived kids.

101 Holidays supports: Family Holiday Association

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Family Holiday Association says

Our charity was founded in 1975 to provide short breaks for the most needy UK families: those dealing with bereavement, poverty, chronic illness, inadequate housing, or domestic violence.

We believe that to enjoy a break away from the stresses of daily life is something many of us take for granted. But thousands of UK children have never had the chance to enjoy a holiday.

More than two million children in the UK live in families who cannot afford one day’s outing a year to the seaside. More than million families in the UK have not had a break away together.

Typically, a family granted a Family Holiday Association break chooses to spend a week in a caravan in a UK seaside town. These simple holidays can have a positive effect on mental health, help strengthen relationships within the family and give family members a fresh perspective, providing them with the motivation to make positive changes to their lives.

The families that we help are referred to us by social workers, health visitors and charities including Barnados and the NSPCC. Find out more about the our goals and how we work, and read about some family holidays that we have been able to organise.

If you would like to support the work of the Family Holiday Association, you can donate online. We are registered charity no. 800262.

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