Put Fun Into Fundraising
Big-hearted team members at Paignton’s Beverley Holidays are being celebrated as charity champions after creating a £7,500-plus windfall for good causes in 2017.
They raised not just cash but also smiles a-plenty through a raft of fun activities in which staff and often holiday guests took part.
The charity total will be split between the park’s chosen charities which include Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, the Marfan Trust, and Ovarian Cancer Action.
Receptionists, entertainers and other members of the holiday park’s award winning team all took part in a series of imaginative money-raising initiatives.
Residents at Lamalech Park Estate have helped raise over £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support. They backed the owners of the park, Ruth Ross and Paul Lancaster, as they decided to tackle a gruelling 26-mile charity trek through the Lake District.
The journey took the brother and sister duo 11 hours, all of which off-road, but upon reaching their destination in Ambleside, they knew they had reached their goal with the help of donations from the residents’ social club and from individual owners of the 120 homes on the estate. Fundraising activities for good causes are an important part of social life at Lamaleach explains Ruth. “Having received such amazing support from so many kind-hearted people, we knew there was no way we could go back having thrown in the towel,” she added.
Lamalech Park Estate have also won a Gold Award from North West in Bloom, and Ruth says that residents also play a big part in helping to create a real community atmosphere on the park. Ruth and Paul’s Lake District trek was organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, one of Britain’s largest charities which is dedicated to assisting people affected by the disease.
Night-Rider Dave Hits The Road
A holiday park night manager has smashed his charity fundraising target by cycling 100 circuits of the two-mile route around the park in just 24 hours.
Dave Marshall, who has worked at Beauport Holiday Park near Hastings for four years, took on the 200 mile challenge in the hope of raising £1,500 for two charities.
Surpassing all expectations, Dave was delighted to beat that target – raising over £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Charity for Kids, which provides vital support for disabled, sick and terminally ill children.
Backing for Dave’s bid came from a raft of different sponsors, including his friends and colleagues, suppliers to the park, and holiday home owners. The biggest single donor was Park Holidays UK which includes Beauport Holiday Park among the 26 park businesses it operates in Southern England.
Bake Off Raises Vital Funds
The team at Silver Sands Park reaped the rewards of their coffee and cake event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Staff and customers at a Lossiemouth holiday park raised £2,575 for Macmillan Cancer Support after hosting a coffee and cakes morning.
Team members from Silver Sands served up food and drinks for more than 75 guests, with extra funds being raised by holiday home owner Sandy Geddes who was sponsored for shaving off his beard, and entertainments manager Jamie Hadingham who had his legs, arms and chest waxed.
The cakes were baked by holiday-home owners from Silver Sands, who tapped into their inner Mary Berry’s to deliver a mouth-watering menu of sweets for the charity event.
Rebecca Grant, general manager at Silver Sands said: “We are delighted that so many people took part, both in bringing cakes and then dipping into their purses to raise so much for the Macmillan nurses.
“Having a natter over coffee and sweet treats is the perfect way to raise money for charity. Thank you to everyone who got involved.”