Over half of Brits will celebrate Christmas virtually this year... Separated from their loved ones due to distance, financial restraints and work commitments. We decided to lend a helping hand by launching the Continental Journeys competition to reunite separated loved ones this festive season.
The emotional reunions of three families are captured as relatives travel over 28,000 miles across the globe to join loved ones in the UK. The families are all winners of our Continental Journeys competition, which is helping families to ‘Pass The Love On’ by reuniting separated loved ones from around the world in time for Christmas.
RAF veteran Colin hasn't seen his family in over four years
Claire Stilwell hasn't seen her brother, Colin, in over four years. RAF Vetran Colin moved to New Zealand after serving in Iraq. Claire and Colin's father served in the Navy, meaning they were often separated growing up. Claire is determined to bring her family back together again... She entered Thorntons Continental Journeys competition to bring Colin home for Christmas.
Diana has never spent Christmas with her Grandchildren
Jorge hasn't spent Christmas with his Mum, Diana, in five years. His children have never spent Christmas with their Grandmother. Jorge thinks he's here for a normal family meal, but his wife has other ideas... She entered Thorntons Continental Journeys competition to bring Diana home in time for Christmas.
Vicky's Sister travels home to celebrate her Sister's 18th
Ellie Star will turn 18 on Christmas Day. She has weeks of celebrations planned with her family, but there's one piece missing... Ellie hasn't seen her sister, Victoria, in over a year. Her Mum has found a way to bring the family back together again. She entered Thorntons Continental Journeys competition to bring Victoria home.
Victoria has travelled over 10,000 miles from Sydney, Australia to Gloucester to be reunited with her sister and their Father and to celebrate Ellie's 18th birthday.
Thorntons is proud to support Supporting our servicemen and women, veterans and their families.
This Christmas Thorntons is proud to pass the love on to SSAFA by donating 2% of all
sales from the Thorntons Continental boxed product range.
2% of all sales (excluding VAT) from the Thorntons Continental boxed product range, purchased in Thorntons owned stores in Great Britain and on the Thorntons website between 09/11/18 – 31/12/18, will be paid in support of SSAFA. This does not apply to any other Thorntons product sales.
Registered as a charity in England and Wales Number 210760 in Scotland Number SC038056 and in Republic of Ireland Number 20006082