Founded 45 years ago, thousands of people with disabilities have enjoyed a memorable and fulfilling holiday away from their everyday life. To many, it is what they spend the whole year looking forward to. If you know someone who has a disability, you will understand just what a 3H holiday could mean to them.
Our grants programme assists families on a low income who have a family member with disabilities, to organise their own UK holiday. The grants are given for the accommodation part of the holiday and are paid directly to the chosen venue. The charity liaise with social workers and caring organisations to assist applicants and to identify those needing assistance. Carers can also be awarded a grant for a holiday away from their caring role.
The 3H carers programme enables carers to spend a spa day out around the country including The Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Park in Forest Row, East Sussex. Surrounded by the Ashdown Forest, the hotel offers relaxing treatments and therapies.
The carers pamper day package could include:
Welcome soft drink – One 60 minute treatment – 2 course lunch
Use of the spa swimming pool – Afternoon tea
The carers programme also provides alternative forms of respite to carers who are unable to take time away from their cared for. Through working with carer organisations, 3H provides home-based respite hampers and experiences.
3H organise subsidised group holidays for people with disabilities. Hereby giving their day-to-day carers a valuable period of respite at the same time. Many people with disabilities have thought that it was just not possible to get away independently but with our experience in organising accommodation, transport and activities, 3H can make it happen. The activity holidays may include Abseiling, Climbing, Canoeing, Horse Riding, Sailing and Zip Wiring. The evening activities give time for guests to socialise and make new friends.
Our TeensPLUS programme enables existing organisations to continue their good work supporting teenagers who may be socially isolated due to their disability or their caring duties.
3H provides opportunities for those aged 13 – 25 with disabilities to try new activities through our home-based challenges. We work with caring organisations to support young carers by providing home-based activity hampers.
Stephen Clark – Chairman
Ed Langridge – Deputy Chairman
Tony Lavender – Trustee
David Pate – Trustee
Bridget Perrin – Grants Administrator
Corina Rumsey – Finance Officer
Gaynor Harrison – Fundraiser
Claire Sanderson – Administrator
If you would like to make a donation to support the work of 3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays) please click the link below.