Our aim is to provide holiday breaks for children living with cancer, giving them smiles, hope & precious memories

Welcome to Saras Hope Foundation and thank you for visiting our website.

Saras Hope Foundation was launched in 2007. Inspired by the remarkable Sara Hoburn who tragically passed away at just 16 in 2001 after a two year battle with a rare and aggressive form of colon cancer. Sara was so brave and touched the hearts of so many people – she was a unique and special person who always had a smile for everyone.

One family who benefitted from the charity’s work are George Sanderson and his parents, Mum Laura, Dad Neville and sister Libby from Middlesbrough. George was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer when he was only nine months old in 2011.

After a traumatic year, he was finally given the all clear just before Christmas in 2011. Our mission is to give families from the UK, affected by the devastating impact of cancer, a much needed break from long hospital stays, traumatic medical procedures and cancer related treatments – so that they may spend quality time together recuperating and enjoying life as a ‘normal’ family – strengthening relationships and creating lasting happy memories. We are delighted to announce that from June 2011 over 70 families have visited Sara’s Retreat or will be going in the coming months.

Meet the Hoburns

Saras Hope Foundation was launched by Ged and Julie Hoburn in memory of their teenage daughter Sara. They play such a massive part in Saras Hope Foundation and everyone that meets them just falls for their contagious loving personalities and kind and caring hearts! Their children Mark and Faye are such a credit to them helping run the retreat and welcoming the families into their lives during their visit to Crete.

" In sixteen magical years Sara filled my life with so much happiness, love and pride to last a lifetime. "

Ged Hoburn

" Sara was my best friend, the bond we share is precious and will live on eternally. "

Julie Hoburn