Macmillan’s salute to Cornish park’s charity champs

Making a big splash for charity: From the left are Hendra Holiday park director Jon Hyatt; park manager Chris North; directors Bob and Janine Hyatt, Will Dexter, Emma Wright for Macmillan Cancer Support, and director Rebecca May.

Making a big splash for charity: From the left are Hendra Holiday park director Jon Hyatt; park manager Chris North; directors Bob and Janine Hyatt, Will Dexter, Emma Wright for Macmillan Cancer Support, and director Rebecca May

STAFF at Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay have drawn praise from a major cancer charity for their “amazing efforts” to raise funds for the cause.

A staggering total of over £13,000 was handed over to Macmillan Cancer Support this February following twelve months of hard work by the staff team.

Throughout 2019, a raft of different fun activities on the park helped to swell the kitty, and which both youngsters and grown-ups joined in enthusiastically.

Customers also played their part by making voluntary donations when booking their holidays.

Park facilities include a large pool with flumes and other fun features

Park facilities include a large pool with flumes and other fun features

Every year, family-owned Hendra adopts a different charity to support – and their latest crusade has created a new high watermark in the business’s long history.

Park director Janine Hyatt said that everyone was amazed and delighted when the final amount raised was totted-up – and came to an astonishing £13,398.

“We chose Macmillan Cancer Support as we want to help them continue their very important work of helping people who suffer from the disease,” said Janine.

“This is the largest single amount we have ever raised, and the lion’s share of the credit must to our park’s team members for their amazing dedication and energy.

“The bar has now been set higher than ever, so everyone is looking forward to tackling this coming year’s fundraising challenge!” she added.

A former winner of the Holiday Park of the Year title for both Cornwall and for South West England, Hendra has also won many other awards for its quality standards and environmental care.

The park provides a raft of different activities and entertainment, and its accommodation options include caravan holiday homes and glamping units to let, plus touring pitches.

There is more information about Hendra, which is a member of the Best of British group of leading independent parks, on its website at www.hendra-holidays.com

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