Support Family Outings North East during Covid-19

by Family Outings Ltd in Stockton On Tees, England, United Kingdom

£55

raised in 125 days

+ est. £8.75 Gift Aid

3

supporters

To raise funds to help cover the business overheads during Covid-19 pandemic as we do not qualify for any Government support.

by Family Outings Ltd in Stockton On Tees, England, United Kingdom

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At Family Outings we offer 'family friendly' coach trips from Teesside.

We specifically offer services which we know will support families whilst also offering great value and making days out affordable.

Such facilities/services we offer are a toilet on every coach, free colouring packs, hot and cold drink service as well as a designated host on board to help with all your needs as well as be a personal contact to help with your queries at ANYTIME during your trip.

We started our journey in 2016 where I (Terry) began running coach trips whilst also working full time as a Customer Service Manager. As the trips became more popular I decided to quit my full time role and dedicate all my time to Family Outings.

Destinations we visit include theme parks, zoo's, family friendly events and Christmas markets. Our coaches depart from Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool & Billingham.

Between 2016 and 2019 the business grew and we invested in a website, took on a staff member, and really expanded our destinations which included a trip to The Netherlands theme park Efteling....

2020 was looking like being our best year yet, then Covid-19 hit.....

The Covid Effect.....

Since Covid-19 hit the UK we have had many obstacles. Reduced capacity on our coaches, lockdowns, destinations unable to open, events cancelled, virtually zero Christmas events and low confidence in booking travel.

Whilst we understand the reasons behind all of the above this has severely effect the sales of the business and as we do not have a premises we do not qualify for any Government support other than furlough. Unfortunately furlough does not cover the business overheads and other essential costs such as advertising to help us have a successful 2021 (post covid hopefully)

How you can help........

We are asking for your help.  You can do this by making a donation, purchasing a gift card to book a trip in 2021 or buying a VIP card which offers many freebies as well as discounts on all coach trips for a 15 month period (extended due to Covid-19).  

Donations.....

1610024799_bus.pngBy making a donation you will be supporting us in paying our overheads and essential advertising to make others aware of our trips during a time when some travellers are unsure about booking and beyond.  It is essential we can get our message to people and usually we use the money generated during Winter to pay for this.

Gift Card......

By buying a gift card you will help us know that we have future value of bookings. This will help us designate funds to overheads and advertising as mentioned above.

VIP CARD......

1610024760_vip2.jpgThe VIP card will really help you save money on future trips whilst also guaranteeing us future revenue. The VIP Card offers 20% off day trips, 10% off overnight trips, free drinks & discounted drinks on coach. Terms & Conditions apply to these and can be found on our website.

Government Funding

As we do not own any premises and thus do not pay rates we do not qualify for any Government funding other than furlough.  Unfortunately this does not cover our other legally required overheads.  

Finally....

Finally on a personal level I am a proud man that just wants to be able to support his family. I really can't wait to be able to run full coaches with excited families and get back to what we do best. I will be eternally grateful for any sort of support during these difficult times whilst also appreciating a lot of you are struggling too.

Stay safe and thanks for reading.

Terry (Owner)


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