Raised So Far...

Over £75,000

Help us reach our target of £250,000

The Ride in Total

212 Days
2,674 miles

May - December 2013


Family Holiday Association

helps many hundreds of families across the country.

We all instinctively know that a break away from home is good for us: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and research has shown this to be true. But over two million children in the UK live in families who cannot afford even a day-trip to the seaside - far less a simple holiday. The FHA works to help disadvantaged families get that much-needed break away from home. All the families they support are struggling on low income and have not had a break for at least four years – many have never had a family break. The families are referred to the FHA by professionals such as social workers, health authority staff and voluntary welfare agencies.

A Holiday!A Holiday!A break away from home can:

  • Improve well being and reduce stress
  • Increase self esteem and confidence
  • Strengthen family communication and bonding
  • Provide new skills, widen perspectives and enhance employability
  • Give long lasting treasured memories
  • Result in happier, stronger families and a more inclusive society.

Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

is a small London charity with a large heart!

Children and young people:

  • Have therapeutic riding sessions,
  • Are given the opportunity to care for a pony,
  • Take physical exercise which helps enable them to be fitter,
  • Have a great deal of fun and
  • Make new friends

All in a safe outdoor environment.

The children’s abilities and disabilities vary greatly, from severe cerebral palsy to mild learning difficulties. Most come every week and their riding sessions become a very positive part of their physical and personal development. They come from all walks of life, some are referred by hospital medical consultants or social services. Some come through a school  programme and others come by their parents contacting the Centre. They range from 7 years up to early twenties. Children younger than 7 are taken when a medical consultant recommends it.