WHAT WE DO
Since 1898 we have provided free respite breaks for children aged 8 to 11 who face difficult circumstances at home. The youngsters may live in a low-income family, have suffered a bereavement, be a child carer looking after a parent or sibling, or need a break for a host of other reasons.
The holidays have a huge impact on their young lives, borne out by their excited comments such as “I didn’t want to come home”. Happy memories are made and the children develop a fresh outlook on life. Their parents benefit too – they get a break which relieves pressure and strengthens family bonds.
We are proud to have provided more than 60,000 free holidays for young children in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since 1898. During recent years, 57% of children nominated were from Leicester and 43% from Leicestershire and Rutland. We were formerly called Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre Mablethorpe.