As a result of their time away, Nick and his wife Donna set up the Bodie Hodges Foundation with the aim of providing, for families bereaved of a child, free respite in a relaxing and safe environment that allows for peace and reflection.
The Foundation has subsequently raised enough funds for Bodie’s Boathouse which they describe as, “very important for siblings who are dealing with their own grief, as well as watching their parents and loved ones grieve too. Everyone grieves differently and in their own way and so we have designed Bodie’s Boathouse to be a tranquil retreat and a place to explore and make memories.”
The CLC World Charity Holidays initiative is designed to give those who need it most a break from their circumstances. Through our partnership with Bodie Hodges Foundation, we are supporting bereaved families with the offer of free accommodation. The feedback from families who’ve stayed at CLC Club La Costa World and the Foundation’s boathouse at Tallington Lakes is that it’s made a huge difference; to take time out and refresh themselves for the ongoing battle once they return to normal life.
“CLC Club La Costa World caters really well for children; there’s plenty for them to do and the staff are fantastic”, Nick commented. “Also, the location is excellent, with superb facilities and great food.
“It gives you the opportunity to do everything you want to, but at the same time it offers the opportunity for a family, who perhaps can’t face certain things”, he continued, “to spend time in their fantastically well-equipped apartments in luxury surroundings.”
CLC World’s Director of UK Operations, Graham Wilding, said: “We are pleased to work with Bodie Hodges Foundation, helping families during the most difficult of times.”
For more information on the work of Bodie Hodges Foundation, click here.