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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week

This year’s National Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week will take place from 19 – 25 June 2017. It’s an important week for raising awareness and understanding what is frequently considered to be an invisible illness. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation across multiple joints, resulting in severe pain for sufferers. It’s hard to … Read more

Destination guide: Spain

Don’t let your medical condition hold you back from visiting Spain The number of UK visitors travelling to Spain has hit record high numbers in recent years with 9.6 million people travelling to the European sunshine spot each year. It’s easy to see why – Spain is a short flight away with trips available from … Read more

Stroke Awareness Month

May marks Stroke Awareness Month, designed to raise knowledge about a condition which affects approximately 152,000 people each year. Here at Free Spirit, we aim to assist people who have suffered a stroke, enabling them to take holidays either in the UK or abroad with the knowledge that they have the right travel insurance in … Read more

Travel insurance terminology explained

What is the difference between ‘specialist’ and ‘standard’ travel insurance? As a specialist travel insurance provider, Free Spirit is dedicated to providing holiday insurance for people of all ages and cover for most medical conditions and disabilities (subject to medical screening) so that you have full protection both before and during your trip. This means … Read more

Passports – Some Interesting Facts…

The passport is a great leveller. Everyone needs one for travel (apart from the Queen, as all British passports are issued in her name). Whenever you’re going, wherever you’re going, you’ll need to bring your passport! The history of the passport is older than you might think, with the earliest known references dating from 450 … Read more

The Festive Wonderland at Europe’s Christmas Markets

Last month we looked at our favourite European destinations to visit this autumn. Today, we’re highlighting the joys of visiting Europe during November and December, with its many beautiful and traditional Christmas markets. From Germany and Austria to Belgium and Sweden, it’s an opportunity to soak up the culture of each region with beautifully decorated … Read more

29th September is World Heart Day 2016

World Heart Day on 29th September 2016 is the World Heart Federation’s (and the world’s!) biggest platform for raising awareness about Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs). CVDs are diseases of the heart or blood vessels, commonly referred to as heart disease or stroke. A lot of the lifestyle choices for better heart health may seem obvious, but … Read more

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