Hannah’s Holiday Home provide free respite, memory making family breaks to children with cancer and life limiting illnesses. Since 2006 the fantastic team have fundraised to grow and become successful. Due to the team’s dedication and work – organising events such as annual balls, golf days, sponsored events, collection and awareness days – they have raised awareness and flourished.
Location: Waterlooville, Hampshire
The Holiday Home Appeal is inspired by Hannah – who, when staying in hospital as a small child seriously ill with cancer, noticed how stressed and worried all the parents looked. Brothers and sisters were coming in to visit their siblings and all looked sad and unhappy. Hannah knew this too well as she really missed her brother Adam when she was spending long periods of time in hospital. Hannah wanted to help all the families and fundraised to buy DVDs for families to watch together in the family room. Hannah wanted to fundraise to give them holidays too so they could all have fun together again away from hospital and gruelling appointments. Sadly, Hannah passed away peacefully at home without this dream being fulfilled.
To continue Hannah’s passion and drive – family and friends decided to fundraise and in 2006 a small luxury caravan was purchased and in that year helped 12 families. Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal was born.
Hannahs’ Holiday Home Appeal has since flourished and now owns 2 luxurious lodges as well as a luxurious caravan and supports over 120 families every year.
Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal has been running for 11 years now and have supported over 960 families. Seriously ill children and their entire family enjoy a wonderful break in their luxurious homes based on wonderfully equipped parks with amazing surroundings and environments. Families can make some wonderful memories out of hospital and medical environments, whilst local hospitals are a short distance away allowing peace of mind to the whole family as the majority of the children are still receiving chemotherapy and other gruelling medication.
Find out more: www.hannahsappeal.org