Every family needs time together to have fun, try new things, and see each other smile. We know that families who get away together, grow together – into stronger happier, and more confident families.
But for families going through really tough times, going on holiday can feel out of reach. Even a short break can make the world of difference to a child who’s never seen mum smile, shared laughter with their family, or spent a whole day having fun.
Watching the waves and having time to grieve.
Sheryle and her daughter found a new hobby they could do together.
Time away gave Louise a new found energy and positive outlook.
A Bear Grylls survival experience gave Dee and her granddaughter Tish a different perspective on life.
Giving her son more space to be independent was invaluable to Angela.
Sherifa and her family could enjoy time together, playing games, going swimming and drinking special milkshakes.
Abeer and her family could laugh and be silly together for the first time in years.
After a gruelling few years of one challenge after another, for Maria it was a Saturday night at a caravan park clubhouse where she finally felt that she could be herself again.
Petting the animals and splashing at the waterpark, after a tough lockdown.
Time alone, just the two of them, was exactly what Tina and her son needed.
The support of a group trip reassured Helen and meant that she and her children quickly made friends and grew in confidence.
For Andrea, who has looked after her 12-year-old granddaughter Kari since she was little, the time spent on Hayling Island was a particularly opportune break.