Supporters and Donors
Where does ABOAB get its funding?
We have relied on people fundraising for us through a range of activities and events such as sponsored runs, bike rides, coffee mornings, craft sales, ceilidhs, and local church collections. We sometimes receive direct donations from people who simply heard about us and thought it was such a great idea. We’re now starting to submit applications to community funds and larger grant-making bodies to help us grow and offer more holidays to more people living with terminal illness.
How can I fundraise for ABOAB?
You can do anything you wish, however big or small! Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you our logo, a template for your sponsor form, posters, and other support you might need. We will happily feature your event/activities in our regular newsletter and website and post it on our Facebook page too. Good luck and thank you.
Can I join with others to help fundraise for ABOAB?
Yes! There are local ‘ABOAB supporter groups’ in the Worth Valley and Liverpool and we hope to have a new group forming in Ilkley too. Contact us by email on email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the relevant person.
I’ve heard about Project Lighthouse. How can I get involved?
If you enjoy cycling, love the coast, and like a challenge, Project Lighthouse is for you. It’s Matthew Sturgeon’s adventure and his plan is to cycle around the entire coast of mainland Britain whilst visiting and blogging all 170 lighthouses! The journey is being broken into sections so anyone and everyone can join in the fun. If you’d like to be involved, contact Matthew on 07939 295230 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I pay my donation to ABOAB?
You can pay money straight into our bank account (A Bit of a Break, 30-98-97 68736360) or through our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/abitofabreak Please send us an email to tell us that you’ve made a payment (email@example.com) so that we know who you are and can send you a thank you!
Who can make referrals?
We are unable to accept self-referrals. A referral must be made by one of our specific referral partners. These are health and care professionals/services based in North and West Yorkshire and Liverpool which includes:
|Organisation/service||Base||Serving clients in|
|The Carers Resource||Bradford, Shipley, and Skipton offices||Airedale, Wharfedale, North and West Bradford and Craven|
|Bingley Medical Practice||Bingley, West Yorkshire||Bingley, West Yorkshire|
|Community Nurse Specialists in Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Neurological Disease & Heart Failure||Airedale, West Yorkshire||Airedale|
|Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice||Oxenhope, Keighley||Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and North Bradford|
|McMillan Community Support
|Liverpool||Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, and Liverpool|
|Willowbrook Hospice||Liverpool||St Helens & Knowsley|
|Woodlands Hospice||Liverpool||North Liverpool, South Sefton, and Kirkby in Knowsley|
|Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford||Bradford||Bradford area|
Who can be referred to ABOAB?
People referred to us must be living with a terminal illness and receiving the care or services of one of the organisations above.
Why do you only take referrals in North and West Yorkshire and Liverpool?
We have a limited number of properties available to us and don’t want people to be disappointed. Angela, our founder, lived in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, from where we now operate. Her original family home was in Liverpool, and we now also accept referrals from the Liverpool area.
How can someone be referred?
Referral partners can find our application form here.
Patients / Guests
Once my referral has been accepted, when will we get the holiday?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a timescale as to when you will be allocated a property although we can guarantee we will start looking straight away and will maintain contact with you to establish your needs and requirements.
Can I choose the dates for their holiday?
You will be offered dates as and when suitable properties are available, and you can, of course, decline any offer made. We understand that appointments and the availability of other family members need to be considered, as does your health at the time an offer is made. Declining an offer does not exclude you from being offered a second or even third property.
What if I am unwell or unable to travel when the time comes?
We understand that your health will fluctuate and if you are unable to go, we will try to offer the property to someone else at short notice. We will continue to look for another property for you so you can take your holiday later.