The 3H Foundation

The 3H Foundation was formed in 1975 by a family who found that there are very limited holiday opportunities for families with a disabled member.
3H supports people with disabilities to have a break whether on independent group holidays, through family holiday grants or short break activities.  We support adult and young carers to have a period of respite both through days out, breaks away or through home based respite hampers.

A young lady enjoying a craft activity on holiday.
Two guests having a go at Archery
Two young girls sitting in a big deckchair smiling at the camera.

“We strive to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are
and the work we do in line with our mission statement.”

How We Can Help

A young lady in a wheelchair after completing one of the activities from a challenge.


Providing opportunities for 13-25 year olds with disabilities to experience days out, group activities and home-based challenges. Providing periods of respite for young carers.

A young man in a wheelchair helping to steer a boat.


Providing subsidised group holidays for adults with disabilities giving the opportunity for a holiday independent from their day to day carers.

Providing adventures for young people aged 13 – 18 with disabilities and young carers.

Carers enjoying afternoon care at Ashdown Park Hotel.


Recognising and supporting the need for adult carers to have a period of respite away from their cared for through respite hampers and spa days.

A young boy enjoying swimming at Butlins.

Holiday Grants

Providing holiday grants for UK holidays for people with disabilities and their family.  Providing holiday grants for carers to receive respite.

Since July 2020 Dr Karen Darke MBE has been The 3H Foundation patron. Karen is a London 2012 Paralympics silver medallist, a Rio 2016 gold medallist in hand-cycling, a geologist, an adventurer and writer! We are delighted to have the support of such an inspirational person.

Dr Karen Darke smiling at the camera while holding up a paralympic medal.

How You Can Help

A smiling guest on a speedboat whilst on a group holiday.


A young man and his mum playing drums while enjoying a break away.


Two young children in a large deckchair whilst on holiday.



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