About Us

Leicester Children’s holiday Centre is one of Leicester’s oldest charities, run by a small committee of Trustees, we provide free seaside holidays for disadvantaged children in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Each year, about 350 children travel from our office in Holy Bones, or one of our County pickup sites, over to Mablethorpe where they enjoy a week of fun activities, sports, games and storytelling at our modern Holiday Centre.

The Trustees:

President: –

Vice Presidents:

  • The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester
  • The Hon Lady Anne Brooks

Chairman: Shaun O’Donnell

Vice Chairs: Jean Lewis, Mike Griffiths

Treasurer: Trevor Peel

Chairman of Finance Subcommittee: Shaun O’Donnell

Vice Chairman of Finance Subcommittee: Mike Griffiths

Chair of Fundraising Subcommittee: Marea Roberts


  • Dr Susan Barton
  • John Burnham
  • Cllr Robert Eaton
  • Michael Griffiths
  • Marion Johnson
  • Jean Lewis
  • Cllr Bill Liquorish
  • Shaun O’Donnell
  • Trevor Peel
  • Jim Roberts
  • Marea Roberts
  • Simon Toole


  • Administrator: Lynne Thompson
  • Children Officer: Patricia Chalmers
  • Charity Manager: Helen Eagle-Lanzetta
  • Assistant Manager (Mablethorpe): Sheila Billingham
  • Cook: Maureen Cox

If you feel you would like to help us provide these memorable holidays, either by joining our Trustees, forming a ‘Friends’ group or running an event, please email Lynne lchcmablethorpe@btconnect.com