Happy Days Children's Charity

Holidays, Respite breaks & Day trips for children with special needs

To provide holidays, respite breaks and day trips for children with special needs that are further disadvantged by living in poor socio-economic conditions. The children are aged 3 - 17 and have varying special needs, for example profound and multiple disabilities, life limiting and life threatening illnesses and a history of abuse or neglect.

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It ran from 10:50 AM, 24 November 2008 to 8:59 AM, 2 October 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1010943)

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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



The holidays, respite breaks and day trips are great morale boosters for the children. Our travellers come home with a more positive attitude which invariably sparks off an immediate improvement in their physical and mental well being. Many of the children face early death, sometimes the death of a friend at a special needs school or their own impending death. The holidays, breaks and trips give the children the gifts of happiness and hope, gifts that they so desperately need. When you have to give the children a lifetime of happiness in a few short years, every positive experience is invaluable. The day trips cost £25 per child (200 children = £5,000) The respite breaks cost £200 per child (15 children = £3,000) The holidays cost £500 per child (4 children = £2,000)