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.



Winter Newsletter

Please click on the link below to catch up on all our news


Winter Newsletter

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 guests will thoroughly appreciate a week’s escape in your two extraordinarily beautiful cottages.

Hot off the press! Our Autumn Newsletter


Autumn has arrived and so has our Newsletter.  Click on the link below to read all our news.

Autumn Newsletter 2022

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 together to create a much-appreciated holiday for a family in real need. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole!

Thank you again Principle Trust.  

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 terminal illness, the benefits are enormous. Thank you. Please read more about how our scheme works on or contact 



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

Laura’s Bit of a Break





Everything came together so well for 29-year-old Laura and her family to enjoy their precious holiday in the Lake District, arranged by the holiday property agency, Heart of the Lakes! Here she is enjoying great scenery, good weather with her loved ones – baby daughter, her husband, and her parents. Here’s what she told us: 

‘We really enjoyed our week away in the Lake District. It was just what we all needed. The location of the cottage was amazing, and you could see Lake Windermere from the terrace. We had the best time here making memories and can’t thank you all enough. It was a break we all needed’