Holiday parks raise £8,000 for charities

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Holiday park operator Verdant Leisure has raised more than £8,000 for a variety of good causes thanks to its big-hearted holiday home owners.

Owners at the company’s holiday parks at Pease Bay in Berwickshire, Riverside Leisure Park in Wooler, Thurston Manor Leisure Park, Dunbar, and Viewfield Manor Leisure Park in Ayrshire got involved in the charity fund-raising in 2013.

Through cake sales, entertainment and other fundraising initiatives at the leisure parks’ charity open days they raised the money for a range of different charities.

RNLI St Abbs, Daisy Chain Trust, the Burns Unit at St John’s Hospital, Make a Wish Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK are all benefiting from their generosity.

Money will also be donated to the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Verdant Leisure says it recognises that the conservation work of both organisations is vital to the environment holidaymakers enjoy at all its parks.

The Daisy Chain Trust works with disadvantaged children in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders.

Lady Jill Kirkwood, founder of the trust said: “We are extremely grateful to Verdant Leisure and their customers.”