Kind Mirror readers have already donated thousands of pounds to help children get a seaside break.
Our Give Kids a Seaside Smile appeal is raising money so struggling families can enjoy a holiday by the beach.
You have already given a lot of lolly, which will make a big difference to hundreds of kids.
Austerity has left 2.6 million families unable to afford a week-long break, and 1.46 million families struggle to pay for a day out, the Office for National Statistics found.
Almost one in five children have never set foot on a beach.
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A donation of £10 would fund a day out for a child in a family group, £20 would help a family pay for transport to the seaside and £50 would give a kid a three or four-day family break.
We have raised £6,000 so far for the Family Holiday Association, a charity which arranges holidays for those who cannot afford a break.
It helps 3,820 families a year, but with a limited budget it has allocated all the places it can this year – which is why your donations make a difference.
Kevin Brennan, Labour ’s Shadow Tourism Minister, said: “It’s a tragedy so many children grow up never having the joy of a trip to the seaside. This campaign will make a real difference.”
Michael Smout, of the FHA charity, said: “We cannot thank Mirror readers enough.”
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