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Here at Sykes Holiday Cottages, we are proud of our partnership with Time Away and of our wonderful owners who have donated free holiday accommodation to families caring for a child with a life-changing condition.
Last year, Sykes worked with eight generous owners who donated their holiday accommodation as part of our commitment to enable at least 100 disadvantaged families to go on holiday every year.
Due to the success of this pilot and the impact on families, Sykes is working with the Cheshire-based charity Time Away to continue this impactful initiative.
Discover more about the importance of this partnership and its heart-warming impact on families below…
Time Away is a charity committed to supporting families caring for a child with a serious medical condition, often struggling financially and emotionally, by providing a holiday or short break to help them create precious memories together.
After a particularly difficult few years, Time Away helped send The Gee family on holiday. They stayed in a property in South Wales, an area they mentioned they wouldn’t typically have travelled to. This experience offered them the opportunity to explore somewhere new!
The family received lots of sight-seeing ideas from the wonderful owner of the property; with highlights including a day trip to Tenby followed by a boat trip around Caldrey Island, a visit to Laugharne Castle and a day spent on the shores of Pendine Beach.
See some highlights of the Gee family’s holiday below…
When asked about what this holiday meant to them, the Gee family had this to say…
The O’Brien family’s son was born unexpectedly at 32 weeks, and the family were given the heart-breaking news that they should say goodbye, as there was nothing more the hospital could do.
In a last-ditch attempt to save their son, the hospital managed to operate, giving him an airway that ultimately saved his life. Despite this, their son spent the first year of his life in hospital where he endured countless operations including two open heart surgeries.
Time Away helped send the O’Brien family to Thrang View, a beautiful cottage in the village of Langdale in Cumbria. Nestled close to both Grasmere and Windermere Lake the family loved everything about the cottage and the location!
On their holiday, they explored local attractions, enjoyed picturesque walks through the hills and tucked into picnics. They even visited the famous Lake Windermere where they paddled and took a boat trip, which their son loved!
Sykes Holiday Cottages is thrilled to continue this partnership with Time Away and is committed to helping families like the Gees and O’Briens make cherished lifelong memories.
We would also like to extend thanks to our owners who donated and continue to donate their cottages; these unforgettable experiences would not be possible without their generosity.
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