Would you like to apply or know someone you think deserves a break?
Why we are running this appeal
There has been an outpouring of compassion and care during the crisis from our hospital workers to our delivery drivers, carers to cleaners and our refuse collectors to bus drivers. However, this has not come without some cost. We are very aware that because of their personal sacrifices quality family time has not always been possible.
Families and supporting family life have always been at the heart of our work, and we recognise the importance of making time to step away from the stresses of everyday life, reconnect and create memories - enhancing wellbeing is essential to healthy lives and healthy families.
This is why we are extending our existing Away from it all Programme (AFIA) to say a special “thank you” to key workers in these unprecedented times.
Donations are still very welcome
We were very excited to secure enough funding to get this project launched. Now we are hoping to raise more funds to provide experiences to as many key workers as possible.
Your donation will help provide a range of activity hampers, experience days or short breaks for families of key workers (to take place in 2021). These experiences will help rebuild connections and togetherness, especially for those who have been kept apart or who are on low incomes - families who would generally be unable to have times like these.