Supporting Our Charities
At Veraccom, we believe that when we are successful, it's important to give something back by helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
Given the nature of our business, it's an easy decision for us to partner with the Family Holiday Association. We know how important it is for families and individuals to have a break and to get away from normal everyday life, especially if things have been tough! To relax and recharge is both mentally and physically life-changing for some people.
Not everyone gets the opportunity to go on short breaks or annual holidays. In fact, some families and individuals go through years and never get a break, so it's great to know the FHA is there to support those people.
In 2017/18, they received over 5,000 applications from their referral network for people to go on a break and through the funding they were able to satisfy a significant proportion of those requests.
We look forward to making donations to the Family Holiday Association, to spreading the news of all the good they do and to collaborating with them on future projects.
The Family Holiday Association
The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing seaside breaks and day trips for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring.
We help UK families struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence.
Evidence shows that our work results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities.
Each family we support is referred to us by someone already working with them in a supporting role. Our referral network includes teachers, health visitors, social workers and other charities such as Barnardo’s and Shelter. By working with referrers, we can be sure that the funds we raise help the families who will benefit most.
The short breaks we offer enable individual families to spend a few nights in a caravan at a holiday park at the British seaside. Day trips are typically a simple day out at the seaside, a local tourist attraction or museum.
The majority of the families we help have never before been on a family holiday.
Every day we are reminded of how a simple break from daily struggles can be life-changing for the families we work with. Because a little sunshine goes a long way.