A CHARITY has praised Canvas Holidays for raising £100,000 for families in need.

Members of the Family Holiday Association thanked the Dunfermline company yesterday (Wednesday) for a decade of support, which has given a well-deserved short break to 450 families who are having a hard time.

Canvas have been helping the charity since 2009 and have amassed the impressive total through customer donations, as well as staff fund-raising activities on Canvas campsites and at their West Fife HQ.

John Kinnear, from the Family Holiday Association, said: “Just a few days away can help families reconnect, strengthen bonds and sow the seeds for a brighter future together.

"Thanks to Canvas Holidays, an amazing 450 British families have experienced a seaside break, and we are delighted to have their support!”

The short breaks offered by the charity enable families to spend a few nights in a caravan at a holiday park at the seaside.

And the charity was further helped by Canvas in 2013 when the company bought a caravan on the Craig Tara Haven site in Ayr, to enable families to experience a vital break.

Michael Thompson, international call centre manager at Canvas Holidays, said: “We are so happy to have been able to help these families over the past 10 years and we’d like to thank all our staff and customers for supporting the Family Holiday Association and the invaluable work they do.

"We look forward to continuing to work with the Family Holiday Association in the future.”

To help Canvas Holidays cover the costs of keeping the caravan in tip-top condition, enabling even more families to have a vital break for another year, you can donate via the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Canvas