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

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.


Help Us Reach Our Goal!

“ Thank you so much for your hospitality, you couldn’t have chosen a more peaceful beautiful location for your dream. We have enjoyed having this time and space just to be together. Just being by a pool of our own has been all that we needed. Your kindness and ‘going that extra mile’ for each and every family is an inspiration. “

Crete, 09-09-14 to 16-09-14
Crete, 09-09-14 to 16-09-14Rob, Donna & Anne May The Ellwood family from Amble

“Wow where do we start, we have had the best week of our lives, made even more special because we shared it with you and your friends. Everything from beginning to end has been fantastic. The views  from Saras retreat really are mind blowing and the memories we will take home , will stay with us forever.”

Crete, 22-07-14 to 29-07-14
Crete, 22-07-14 to 29-07-14Leighton, Lyn and Ronnie The Hart family from Coxhoe

“ You have achieved your dream and for that we are truly thankful. The last three years have been replaced with a fresh outlook, we are fully recharged and that is due to your tireless efforts to keep Saras legacy great. Philippa and Finley have had an amazing time and we are so relaxed and happy”

Crete, 19-08-14 to 26-08-14
Crete, 19-08-14 to 26-08-14Cassie, Phil, Pip and Finley, The Goymer Family from Gateshead

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