Our chosen charity
Members of the Travel Retail Consortium actively raise funds for charity. TRC’s current charity partner is the Family Holiday Charity which helps families get time away together, often for the first time ever.
Mags Rivett, Director, Income & Engagement for the charity sent us this super explanation of what they do:
“We’re here for children living near the coast, who’ve never seen the sea. For teenagers who can’t remember when they last saw mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a new pair of school shoes. For young carers, grandparent carers, families facing illness, isolation, or bereavement.
“Holidays open up new possibilities. There’s time to reconnect, to try new things, and to make happy memories together. Time for running, playing, climbing trees and flying kites, time for picnics and bare feet. There’s time enough to share a laugh and watch the tide come in – for buckets and spades and sandy sandwiches.
“Once we find out what each family needs, we take care of all the details. That way families can take care of the most important thing – each other. Families choose the holiday they need from coast, countryside, caravan or woodland adventure. So that the time spent together helps build relationships, confidence and hope for the future.”
Registered charity number: 800262
“Knowing what’s out there has changed our future – we’ve got much bigger dreams than the park across the road now!”
“It’s given us some happy memories to replace the sad ones”
“After over 12 months of falling apart, it’s brought us closer together again”
”I keep tearing up now. Because I don’t think you guys understand what this has done for us. You know like a bit of a fix; you’ve mended a broken family a little bit.”