Leicester Children's Holidays

New visitor centre at Highcross

New visitor centre at Highcross

We have transformed our Leicester shop into a visitor centre – and all against the odds under tough Covid restrictions Leicester Children’s Holidays is proud to announce we have revamped our Highcross headquarters into a visitor centre despite the city facing huge challenges and the toughest levels of lockdown in the country. The new visitor ...

Louise’s unforgettable holiday memories

Louise’s unforgettable holiday memories

Playing on the beach and singing on stage were some of the highlights for Louise Osborn’s holiday with our charity. Louise, now aged 42, was the youngest of six, four boys and two girls, and they lived with their parents in Hastings Road. She thinks her mum Betty may have instigated the move for Louise ...

Volunteer Simon overcomes teaching challenges

Volunteer Simon overcomes teaching challenges

Charity trustee Simon is one of our vital volunteers who supports children on our holidays to the Hilltop Outdoor Centre. He was on the original pilot project in 2018 when just 20 children travelled to the base in Norfolk. Looking ahead, the charity hopes that in 2021, 120 youngsters will enjoy the adventure. Simon has ...

Hilltop summer 2020 announcement

Hilltop summer 2020 announcement

We at Leicester Children’s Holidays regret to announce that, for the first time in 75 years, our holidays for children in August 2020 will not now go ahead. Eighty-five children were all set to enjoy a week at Hilltop Outdoor Centre in Norfolk over two weeks. These trips will now be postponed. The managers of ...

Holiday with the charity “made me feel safe”

Holiday with the charity “made me feel safe”

A Leicester woman who had a tough childhood has spoken about the huge difference a Leicester Children’s Holiday trip made to her life.    Naomi, aged 31, went on to Mablethorpe with the charity when she was aged eight. For her, it was an escape from her life at home.   Account manager Naomi, who ...

Financial clarity secured

Financial clarity secured

Financial clarity secured Staying agile has always been a priority for our charity and how we look after our finances has been an important area of focus in recent weeks. As we navigate our way around the Covid-19 lockdown and examine the implications for our charity, two key team members have been working hard to ...

Claire’s digital role helps us keep in touch

Claire’s digital role helps us keep in touch

Claire’s digital role helps us keep in touch One of our valued volunteers is Claire Studd, an NHS worker who has transformed the charity’s social media presence in just a few years. Claire works part-time but finds the time to write a post every day across all social media platforms and has continued to attract ...

Wendy joins us in lockdown and remains devoted to her job

Wendy joins us in lockdown and remains devoted to her job

Wendy joins us in lockdown and remains devoted to her job. Our latest recruit is nominations administrator Wendy Spencer who arrives just in time to help collate 2020 applications from disadvantaged children to go on one of our holidays. Luckily, Wendy was able to meet charity manager Nicky and administrator Karen before she took up …

We hear from volunteer Yvette Sansom

We hear from volunteer Yvette Sansom

We hear from volunteer Yvette Sansom who showed a talent with gift wrap – and is ready for Valentine’s Day   “I was so pleased to be involved in wrapping presents for shoppers in the new Highcross Leicester store, especially as it turned out to be one of the charity’s success stories for the year. We …