Merry Christmas from A Bit of a Break

Christmas Sparkle!

Thank you to St Margaret’s, Ilkley for the opportunity to share in their Christmas Tree festival again this year. The trees all looked lovely!

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 hope that they have a fantastic time in Florida.


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.

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 we can offer 6 more holidays for families living with terminal illness. Incredible! Thanks Matthew and good luck with this week’s Project Lighthouse ride.



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!