About Holiday of a LifeTime
W elcome to our website we hope you find it enjoyable as well as enlightening about our Noble Quest!
2015 went off very well indeed, We cannot thank all our volunteers and sponsors enough. Without you guys.. it just would not happen! We have much planned for 2016 so please do visit often and keep an eye on our future events page.
The Holiday of a Lifetime scheme was started in Malta in1962 by members of the RAF Regiment who were also members of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. When posted to Cyprus in 1964 they continued the scheme from Cyprus. It has come a long way since those early days when the kids slept in tents on the beach and were looked after by the members of the Regiment. It has evolved since it’s very early beginnings and is now totally different and is run by the Cyprus Provincial Grand Lodge of the R.A.O.B. in conjunction with the local social services of the area where the kids come from.
‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ provides holidays for underprivileged, deserving children that they would not, in normal circumstances, ever dream of having. The children may be disabled, have special needs or be orphans, from low income families, special schools or children’s homes. Normally they are aged between 10 and 13. They are chosen because it is believed that they will get some special measure of benefit from the holiday.
The HOALT Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us in the past, and hopefully will continue to do so in the future, with discounted services and donations. Without these dedicated and caring patrons this worthwhile endeavour would not succeed. Finally, we would like to express our sincere best wishes to all those who have benefited from this scheme and would welcome their feedback.