Balloons awarded free break in historical local landmark for Bereavement Memory Weekend

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Thanks to the Landmark Trust, a group of children supported by Balloons will enjoy the opportunity to stay in a remarkable historic building this spring for a Bereavement Memory weekend. The Landmark Trust’s annual 50 For Free scheme, offers 50 short breaks for free to the beneficiaries of charities.  Balloons staff, volunteers and children supported by Balloons will stay in one of Landmark’s popular buildings this March; Silverton Park Stables in Devon. The Landmark Trust is a charity that rescues historic buildings at risk, giving them a future by letting them for self-catering stays. The rental income pays for the upkeep of its 198 properties.

Silverton Park Stables will make a comfortable and relaxing place for a small group of children, all of whom have been supported by Balloons following a significant bereavement.  The size and space of the accommodation will allow staff and volunteers from Balloons to lead workshops and activities for these children.  Set around a courtyard, this monumental stables and coach block have views of the rolling Devon countryside through the high windows.

“We’re so pleased that Landmark can offer a 50 for Free stay in Silverton Park Stables to Balloons” said Caroline Stanford, head of engagement and historian at the Landmark Trust. “Thanks to the generous private donor who funds the scheme, 50 for Free allows those who need it most to take a short break in our amazing historic buildings. We really hope that the experience helps them with the challenges they face in their lives, and wish them all a wonderful stay.”

“We were delighted to hear that we had been successful in securing one of the 50 for Free stays” said Jo Overton-Pitts, who organises events and activity days at Balloons.  “Silverton Park Stables will give us the opportunity to provide a valuable and memorable experience for a small group of children who have been bereaved of a parent.”


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