Association to support smallest charity to date
The NACFB’s 2022 charity partner has been revealed as the Newman Holiday Trust, an entirely voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs.
The tie-up sees the trade body partner with its smallest charity partner in recent history, as the Association seeks to make a bigger proportional impact and help sustain a longer-term financial footing for the charity. A fundraising target of £50,000 has been set.
Representatives from the Trust will be present at all the NACFB’s flagship 2022 events, where they will share more information on the work their teams undertake and the difference they make to the lives of children with special needs from across the UK.
Established in 1981, the Newman Holiday Trust began by running a one-week summer holiday for children with special needs. The Trust now provides holidays for over 120 children with disabilities and special needs aged 4-16 each year, in various locations around the United Kingdom.
The children selected for the free holidays would not otherwise receive a break for varying reasons, including the complex care they require, family or carer pressures, and financial circumstances. Many of these children have never had a holiday, and their parents never had a break. The holidays provide a range of fun activities in a safe and supportive environment that maintains a care ratio of one helper to one child.
The Trust is an entirely voluntary organisation has received an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report for eight consecutive years. It owes much of its success to over 200 people who dedicate their free time to helping these children. This voluntary structure ensures that every penny raised goes directly towards a child’s holiday.
Commenting on the partnership Dr Anand Chitnis MBE, chair of the Trust’s board said: “This is the first time the Newman Holiday Trust has partnered with a corporate partner on this scale, and we’re excited to share our story with the UK’s premier intermediary-led lending community. We are delighted that the NACFB will be helping us support families at a time of severe financial pressures on those most vulnerable in society.
“As a charity, we maintain the highest personalised standards of care on our holidays. In the NACFB, I believe we have found an organisation that is as passionate about maintaining the highest of standards whilst making a difference,” Anand added.
NACFB Chair, Paul Goodman, reflected on the NACFB’s partnership with the Trust, saying: “When selecting a charity partner for this year, the Board of Directors and I made a conscious decision. We chose to support our smallest charity in recent memory so that the funds we raise make the biggest impact.”
Paul continued: “What drew us to the Newman Holiday Trust was the fact that it remains entirely volunteer led, and I hope the money we raise this year can help the charity establish a solid bedrock from which to grow.”
Be among the first to donate to this year’s NACFB charity partner online here. You can hear from the Newman Holiday Trust team at next week’s Commercial Finance Expo and enter their raffle to win one of two pairs of tickets to the NACFB Summer Party