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Haven's Charities

At Haven we are proud to give our support to charities.

Haven are delighted to be supporting BBC Children in Need in 2013 and 2014

It is our second year of supporting BBC Children in Need and this year we pledged to raise £200,000 and we are thrilled to say that thanks to the support of our owners, holidaymakers and team members we have raised £236,000. There have been all sorts of fun and games going on at Haven’s Hemel Hempstead HQ and out on our seaside holiday parks to raise money for the charity, with sponsored sky dives, quadrathlons, cake bakes, fun days and Kiln Park even got the Guinness world record attempt for the longest game of pool! As well as all of this, we sent Pudsey Bear on a big trip around the UK, stopping at each of our 35 holiday parks on the way. He travelled over 2000 miles in 25 days in all sorts of weird and wacky types of transportation from a horse and carriage to a daisy bike and the team stopped at lots of sights, including a BBC Children in Need project, on the way. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who supported our events with their donations. John Dunford, CEO for Haven, said “The creativity and commitment from the team and the support from our guests and owners on park has been overwhelming.”

On BBC Children in Need appeal night we opened up our lines to take calls for BBC Children in Need and we took £88,000 on the night. We started to take calls at 7pm and with the help of Papa Johns, Starbucks and Spar who provided us with refreshments we kept going until 2am! Lots of fun took place with everyone in Onesies and Pudsey ears. You can see some of the fun we had here.

We chose to work with this charity as BBC Children in Need have a vision; to ensure that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy, secure, and allows them the chance to reach their potential. They provide grants to small and large organisations who empower children and extend their life choices, they support projects all around the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. If you would like to donate please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/havensupportingbbcchildreninneed

Giving kids a break

The FHA is the only charity in the UK that specialises in providing holidays for families and children in need. Haven support FHA who are working to promote the quality of family life for those parents and children who experience disadvantage as a result of poverty through the provision of and by promoting access to holidays and other recreational activities. In 2013 over 2,000 families will have enjoyed a break as a result of our grant-making programme.

To find out more visit the FHA website www.fhaonline.org.uk, or contact them directly at the address below:

Family Holiday Association
3 Gainsford Street
London
SE1 2NE

Motability - The leading car scheme for disabled people

Motability is an independent not-for-profit organisation which provides motability solutions for disabled people. It offers discounted holidays, with every holiday booked boosting their funds. Over 2,000 families booked a holiday via Motability in 2013.

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. Family Fund helps to ease the additional pressures these families face, and has been doing so for over 40 years. Last year their work changed the lives of 64,000 families across the UK.

Haven have partnered with Family Fund for many years, providing the families they help with the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of a family holiday by the sea. In 2013 we welcomed over 6,000 families to our holiday parks, giving them the opportunity to enjoy time together, away from the pressures of everyday live. It was a special year for Family Fund, as they celebrated their 40th birthday in 2013. To help celebrate, Haven held 5 birthday parties on parks across the country, allowing families to enjoy a special day by the seaside, just for them.

Wildlife Trusts

There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK. The majority of our Parks are corporate members of their local Wildlife Trust. We are continually working with the Wildlife Trusts in order to manage our Parks for wildlife and people and to benefit the wider environment