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Haven's Charities

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

Children in Need

Haven are delighted to continue supporting BBC Children in Need in 2015


It is our fourth year of supporting BBC Children in Need and so far we have raised over £578,000. This has been to down the fantastic support we have received from our owners, holidaymakers and team members. Over the past 3 years 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. Some of the activities have included sky dives, quadrathlons, cake bakes, fun days, Guinness world record attempts and 444 mile coastal challenges!


One of these events was the Bike vs. Car Challenge taken on by our Allhallows Team which managed to raise a fantastic £1,200. Two members of the team had to drive around all the 35 Haven Parks including the Hemel Support Office as quickly as they could whilst members of the team back at Allhallows Holiday Park took to their exercise bikes and attempted to cycle the same distance in a quicker time. To make it even more challenging for the car, every time they arrived at the park they had to take on a unique challenge, such as mini triathlons, cycling around the park in fancy dress, kayak races and trying to take 50 selfies with as many people as possible in 10 minutes. It was a closely fought race that spanned over 2,000 miles and ended with the car finishing only 72 miles ahead of the bike.


On BBC Children in Need appeal night we opened up our lines to take donations and overall we took £116,748 on the night. We started to take calls at 7pm and with help from Coca Cola, Blue Apple, Unilever, Tommy Tucker and many more we were provided with refreshments and food all the way through until 2am. Lots of fun took place with everyone dressing up as superheroes. 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 click here.

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