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The Breakaway Foundation

The Breakaway Foundation

PO BOX 7982

United Kingdom

DE11 1FB

01283 240 253

Breakaway is the only UK wide charity specialising in the support of children, from birth to 18 years, and their families, with bladder and/or bowel diversions/dysfunction. Borne out of a desire to ensure that no parent ever experienced feelings of isolation, following the birth of her daughter, Julie founded Breakaway in 2005.


Breakaway offers two residential family weekends a year, providing the children and their families the opportunity to participate in confidence-building activities, while having fun. It allows the children the space to realise that there are other children just like them and to share their experiences, nurture friendships and develop their independence.


Breakaway has helped hundreds of families, taking them out of isolation and helping them to realise that they are not on their journey alone. In addition to residential activity weekends, Breakaway offers information days, family support and a strong network for families to collaborate and share information.