50 for Free 2020 beneficiaries

50 for Free offers fifty midweek (four nights) and weekend (three nights) breaks in March, at selected Landmarks across England, Wales, Scotland and even a trip by helicopter to the island of Lundy. Here are this year's 50 for Free beneficiaries.

Alton Station

Weekend – Chilli Bon Bon

Midweek – The Lodge Trust CIO (https://www.lodgetrust.org.uk/) - We provide a Christian community for adults with learning disabilities

Auchinleck House

Weekend – Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres (https://www.maggiescentres.org/) - Maggie's offers emotional, practical and psychological support to all those affected by cancer and their family and friends, for as long as they require this.

Bath Tower

Weekend – Home-Start Manchester (https://www.home-start.org.uk/home-start-manchester) - We support and empower families with a young child that are struggling with parenthood so that their children can have the best possible start in life.

Beamsley Hospital

Weekend – Koestler Arts (https://www.koestlerarts.org.uk/) - Koestler Arts is the UK's oldest and leading prison arts charity, we motivate offenders, secure patients and detainees to take part in the arts through our Annual Awards and Exhibitions.

Midweek – FirstLight Trust (https://www.firstlighttrust.co.uk/) - FirstLight's mission is to support and rehabilitate veterans and those transitioning out of the armed forces and emergency services back into their communities; whatever that looks like for each individual.

Cavendish Hall

Weekend – York Cares (https://www.yorkcares.co.uk/) - York Cares is an independent employee-volunteering charity, which brings businesses, employees and communities together to make York a better place.

Midweek – Break (http://www.break-charity.org/what-we-do/) - Break supports and provides homes for care experienced young people, enabling them to re-define their self-image and broaden their horizons through skill development, new experiences and building positive relationships.

Crownhill Fort

Weekend – Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service (https://alexanderdevine.org/) - We provide care and support to children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.

Midweek – Headway Worcestershire (https://headwayworcestershire.org.uk/) - Headway Worcestershire is a local and independent charity supporting people affected by acquired brain injury across Worcestershire.

Langley Gatehouse 

Midweek – Keyring (https://www.keyring.org/) - Supporting people to live independently in the community.

Elton House

Weekend – The Daisy Chain Club  - Supports children with disabilities and their families to access social and leisure opportunities.

Midweek – Max Appeal (http://www.maxappeal.org.uk/) - Support children, adults and their families affected by 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome


Weekend – Bromley by Bow Centre (https://www.bbbc.org.uk/) - The Bromley by Bow Centre is a pioneering community centre that supports families, young people and adults of all ages learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, find employment and develop the confidence to achieve their goals and transform their lives.

Midweek – Fat Macy’s (https://www.fatmacys.org/) - Fat Macy's trains aspiring chefs to serve up food with heart, creating a recipe that helps young Londoners make the journey from hostel to home.

The Grange

Weekend – Oasis Domestic Abuse Service (http://www.oasisdaservice.org/) - Oasis is a charity based in Thanet and Dover that has been providing specialist support and refuge accommodation to victimes of domestic violence and abuse for 25 years.

Midweek – Kent Refugee Action Network (https://kran.org.uk/) - KRAN relieves the hardship of refugees, asylum seekers and their dependents in Kent, providing advice, information and education and support.


Weekend – The Birchall Trust (https://www.birchalltrust.org.uk/) - The charity providing therapeutic support to people whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse and rape in South Cumbria and North Lancashire

Midweek – CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria (https://www.cancercare.org.uk/) - We offer free support to anyone affected by cancer - including people with a diagnosis, family and carers - in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria areas.

Lengthsman’s Cottage

Weekend – Mummy’s Star (https://www.mummysstar.org/) - We support women who are diagnosed with cancer in pregnancy or before a baby is one and raise awareness of this.

Llwyn Celyn

Weekend - Yeleni Therapy and Support (https://yelenisupport.co.uk/) - We offer a free package of therapies and ongoing support to anyone at an age, with any cancer at any stage, including support for their family, friends and carers.

Midweek - Under the Sky Events CIC (https://www.undertheskyevents.org/) - Under the Sky is an organisation that provides opportunities in the outdors and countryside to care experienced adults of all ages, with the aim of increasing their well being.

Morpeth Castle

Weekend - Jump Space (https://www.jumpspace.org.uk/) - We provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to be physically active through Rebound Therapy and sensory play.

Midweek – Young Women’s Outreach Project (http://www.ourgateshead.org/young-womens-outreach-project) - We work with vulnerable young women at a time in their life when things are not going so well, to improve their confidence and life chances.

New Inn

Midweek – WAY Widowed and Young (https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/about/what-is-way/) - WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 and under when their partner has died.

Obriss Farm

Weekend – Special Olympics Surrey (https://www.sosurrey.org/) - Special Olympic Surrey's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

Midweek – The Apuldram Centre (https://www.apuldram.org/) - The Apuldram Centre supports adults with learning disabilities to live independent lives and showcase their talents, skills and abilities.

The Old Parsonage

Weekend – Norwood (https://www.norwood.org.uk/) - Norwood provides a lifeline to vulnerable children, adults and families in crisis as well as lifelong support for individuals with learning challenges.

Midweek – FamilyLinks (https://www.familylinks.org.uk/) - Works nationwide to enhance emotional health of vulnerable families

The Pineapple

Weekend – The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (https://www.rcet.org.uk/) - We support Armed Forces children to reach their full potential and THRIVE in education, and in life.

Saddell House

Weekend – North Argyll Carers Centre (https://www.northargyllcarers.org.uk/) - We offer a valuyes based, person-centred support service to unpaid family carers from the age of 8 upwards across rural and remote areas of Oban, Lorn and the Isle areas of Argyll and Bute, making a positive difference to the lives of carers through emotional and practical support.

Midweek – Dochas Carers Centre (http://www.dochasfund.org.uk/) - The staff and volunteers at the centre offer counselling, support and guidance to unpaid carers helping them through a maze of services and help to take better care of themselves.

Silverton Park Stables

Midweek – Berkshire Vision (https://berkshirevision.org.uk/) - Supporting blind and partially sighted children and adults to live their lives to the full.

The White House

Weekend – Headway Leicestershire (http://www.headwayleicester.org.uk/) - Established in 1990, we are the only local provision providing specialist support and rehabilitation for people suffering with brain injuries, their families and carers

Midweek – The Proud Trust (https://www.theproudtrust.org/) - Supports LGBT+ Children and young people who have experienced LGBT phobia and Hate Crime

Wilmington Priory

Weekend – Oasis Charitable Trust (https://www.oasisuk.org/) - Supporting and transforming the community of Waterloo, London, through such activities as a food bank, debt advice centre, night shelter, youth mentoring and assistance to families in hardship.

Winsford Cottage Hospital

Weekend – Bournemouth War Memorial Homes (http://bwmh.org.uk/) - Provider of accommodation at an affordable rent to Veterans in need

Midweek – Age Concern Bracknell Forest (https://bracknellforest.fsd.org.uk/kb5/bracknell/directory/service.page?id=FIBGEOJZIlI) - Provides care for those suffering with dementia providing respite for their carer

Woodsford Castle

Weekend – Dorset Children’s Foundation (https://thedcf.org/) - Provides support, equipment and therapies for disabled children

Midweek – River House Trust (https://riverhouseuk.org/) - We support people living with HIV, particularly as they grow into older age, through their 60s, 70s and 80s, and focus on reducing the risks of loneliness and isolation, reducing the impact of poverty, and improving health and wellbeing.

Wortham Manor

Weekend – Creative Sustainability CIC (https://www.cscic.org/info/who-we-are/) - CSCIC provides residentials, activities and work opportunities for young people underpinned by 3 core values or aims: Inclusion, Sustainability and Youth Empowerment

Midweek – Mind in Somerset (https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/) - To provide services and support to anyone affected by or vulnerable to mental illness, improving their quality of life and wellbeing.