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.
This was the first holiday Kay has had with her granddaughters since their mother passed away two and a half years ago. The holiday was a real chance for them to just be themselves as a family.
Amy's son, Leon has autism and ADHD, and he’s been really struggling with anxiety at his mainstream school. The holiday came at just the right time for Leon as he really deserved a treat.
Single mum Katy and her 20-month twin girls enjoyed their first holiday in Morecambe. They created cherished memories on the beach, and gained confidence from the holiday.
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.
Josephine and her two daughters needed a chance to recuperate after an extremely hard couple of years.
Abi’s confidence went from strength to strength during her holiday with her children.
Mum-of-two Rachel has really been through the mill in the last four years or so. A full-time hair stylist, she has had to give up her job to be able to tackle two big curveballs that came her way.
Emma was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer alongside lesions on her liver. She has also been living with mental health challenges for years. This holiday has given Emma and her family a break with no cancer or sadness, but pure joyful memories they will never forget.
Single mum Stacy has overcome her anxiety and discovered comfort and strength on their first seaside holiday to Morecambe with her three children. This family trip has given Stacy and her kids memories, and something for them to tell their friends about when they got home.