Entries by Helen

TV star!

Saturday Night Takeaway with Ant and Dec was elevated to new levels with the surprise appearance of our very own Matthew Sturgeon (Founder of ABOAB).   Matthew continues to raise substantial funds so that we can do what we do.   Matthew, Jane, Emily and Jack all deserve the thanks that Ant gave on the show.  We […]

Project Lighthouse – 100 Lighthouse target reached

  Matthew and his team are ticking off the lighthouses with the BBC picking up on his progress.  This is a fantastic achievement, we are very proud and grateful to all of the riders. Click the link below to see the story from the BBC News website.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-64348031

Whisky Galore!

Big, big, thanks to our lovely Matthew Sturgeon for his generosity and genius idea of selling his bottles of whisky during December to make a unique Christmas present! The sales of his Bruichladdich Single Malt raised an amazing £1,100 for A Bit of a Break. At an average of about £180 per holiday that means […]

Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival

  We are so excited to have a tree at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival in St Margaret’s Church, Ilkley. The church has been filled with beautiful trees individually decorated by local schools, charities and community groups. There are musical performances and delicious refreshments to enjoy too!

Great news – introducing our new partner – Coquet Cottages!

  We’re thrilled to begin partnering with Coquet Cottages, a Northumberland-based holiday property agency with over 160 holiday homes on their books. Their strap line is ‘Escape the Ordinary’ and for starters we’ve been offered Fern House near Warkworth and Apple Tree Barn near Alnwick. Big thank you to the owner, Lisa! We know our […]

The Principle Trust – Thank you!

Massive thanks to The Principle Trust, another Yorkshire charity, for making their caravan at Blackpool’s Haven Holiday Park available to a lovely family referred to us here at A Bit of a Break! This family desperately needed a break in the school-holidays as time for them is limited. Such amazing generosity showing two charities working […]

Property appeal – please can you help?

  We currently have a waiting list of people who would really appreciate a break away.  One size doesn’t fit all. Be it an apartment, a lodge/caravan, a cottage, or a town house, they’re all appreciated. If you’re lucky enough to own a holiday home and could gift a week to a family living with […]

Summer has arrived!

Please click on the link below to read about all that is happening at A Bit of a Break in our summer newsletter. ABOAB Newsletter 10 Summer 22.pdf