Rotherham Holiday Aid and is a locally based charity which was established 25 years ago and began as a response to the
devastating effect upon families of the dramatic rise in unemployment in the 1980’s.
Rotherham Holiday Aid works in association with the London-based Family Holiday Association, to enable families in the most disadvantaged circumstances to have a short holiday break. Most breaks are self-catering in caravan parks or holiday centres in the United Kingdom.
Well over 1,500 disadvantaged Rotherham families have been helped in this way since RHA began its work. Although too often this is still because of unemployment, other families are supported where they are suffering the trauma of long-term illness, disability, bereavement or the breakdown of a relationship.
Most people who are helped have not had a holiday in the past four years and have not had the chance to spend time together away from the pressures and stresses of everyday life.
The need for this support has not diminished over the years and in current circumstances is increasing.
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