Family Holiday Association

Just the ticket

For over forty years we have helped struggling families get a break. Something as simple as a day out or a few days by the coast creates a vital opportunity for children and parents to spend quality time together away from the daily grind, resulting in healthier and happier families and communities

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (800262)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£12,063

Donations

30

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • The trip to Bournemouth was the most amazing day. We spent the time on the beach building sand castles and playing in the water. The best thing was being away from home and I will never forget it.

    — Family who received National Express tickets in 2015

  • The look on Maria's face when we told her we were going to the seaside was priceless. For a few wonderful days, the pressure of life was lifted, Rebecca looked brighter, Maria laughed and played, and we all felt happy. For once we had memories not tinged with sadness.

    — Dad Tom who's wife suffers from severe depression as a result of loosing two children prior to the birth of their daughter Maria.

  • The trip to Bournemouth was the most amazing day. We spent the time on the beach building sand castles and playing in the water. The best thing was being away from home and I will never forget it.

    — Family who received National Express tickets in 2015

  • The look on Maria's face when we told her we were going to the seaside was priceless. For a few wonderful days, the pressure of life was lifted, Rebecca looked brighter, Maria laughed and played, and we all felt happy. For once we had memories not tinged with sadness.

    — Dad Tom who's wife suffers from severe depression as a result of loosing two children prior to the birth of their daughter Maria.

Situation

Each year 1.46 million families in the UK – that’s 4.74 million people – are unable to access a simple day out together. Many are affected by problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability or domestic violence, and sadly it is these families who would most benefit from a day or two away from home.

Solution

We are doing everything we can to put things right. Last year we were able to send more families than ever on a short break to the British coast or a simple day trip to a local attraction or museum. This is a fantastic achievement, but unfortunately still only scratches the surface of the problem of lack of access to breaks. By supporting us, you’ll be helping us to give even more families not only a ticket to the seaside or a local attraction, but also a ticket to a happier, brighter future.