• TUI Care Foundation supports the Family Holiday Association: Giving a break to 7,000 struggling families in the UK

    TUI Care Foundation supports the Family Holiday Association: Giving a break to 7,000 struggling families in the UK

     

    3rd January 2019.   The Family Holiday Association has become one of the first UK charities to be supported by the TUI Care Foundation. The five year agreement is designed to provide over 7,000 struggling families with a vital day out or short-break holiday – directly benefiting over 16,000 children and 12,000 adults over the five year period.

    Covered by the TUI Care Foundation Junior Academy banner, the project will help UK families access a short-break – often a few nights at a holiday park by the British seaside – or day trip to the seaside, a local tourist attraction or museum.

    Explaining the partnership, John Kinnear, Head of Programmes at the charity said, “Millions of children and their families in the UK struggle daily with issues such as severe and long term-illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. Often these families don’t have the confidence or resources to arrange a break away from home and yet evidence consistently demonstrates that by taking some time away from the daily routine, adults and children are happier, healthier and often able to engage more with society, returning to employment or further education in some cases. We are absolutely delighted that the TUI Care Foundation have made this long-term commitment. The support will allow us to reach even more people, helping them to experience a break from the stresses at home, nurturing their wellbeing and creating cherished memories.”

    Helen Caron, Member of the Board of Trustees of TUI Care Foundation, commented, “At TUI we have supported the Family Holiday Association for many years and we are delighted that the partnership will now continue through the TUI Care Foundation. We know the positive impact breaks have on people’s wellbeing, and to be able to help those in desperate need who might otherwise miss out is as rewarding as it is worthwhile.”

    The long-standing relationship has raised more than £3.75m over the last 28 years, funding 25,000 day trips and short-breaks and touching the lives of around 60,000 children and their families. The five year agreement with the TUI Care Foundation will build on this legacy and ensure thousands more families get a well deserved break.

    TUI Care Foundation was founded by TUI Group, the world´s leading tourism business. Their goal is to build on the potential of tourism as a force for good by supporting partnerships and projects that create new opportunities for the young generation and contribute to thriving destinations all over the world.

     

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    For more information on the TUI Care Foundation contact: pressofficeuk@tui.co.uk or call 01582 642100.

    For more information on the Family Holiday Association contact:  Michael Smout, Head of Marketing at michael@FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk or call 020 3117 0667 / 07879 435297.

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    NOTES TO EDITORS

    About the TUI Care Foundation

     

    • Building on the potential of tourism as a force for good, the TUI Care Foundation supports and initiates partnerships and projects which create new opportunities for the young generation and contribute to thriving destinations all over the world. Connecting holidaymakers to good causes, the TUI Care Foundation fosters education and training initiatives to open up new opportunities and perspectives for young people, the protection of the natural environment in holiday destinations and sustainable livelihoods in thriving destinations where local communities can benefit even more from tourism.
    • TUI Care Foundation works global and acts local – it builds on strong partnerships with local and international organisations to create meaningful and long lasting impact. The charitable foundation values transparency and the efficient use of funds. Therefore, 100% of the donations go to partners and projects with all operating costs of the foundation covered by TUI. TUI Care Foundation was founded by TUI, the world’s leading tourism business, and is based in the Netherlands.

     

    About the Family Holiday Association

    • The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing breaks and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring
    • The charity was founded over 40 years ago on the belief that holidays are a lifeline not a luxury
    • The charity helps families struggling with problems such as severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence
    • Each family is referred to the charity by someone already working with them in a supporting role, such as teacher, social worker, health professional or another charity such as Shelter or Barnardo’s
    • Evidence shows that the charity’s work results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities