“Amazing” parks praised for £80k Jurassic coast boost

Lucy Culkin, chief executive of the Jurassic Coast Trust, congratulates Martin Cox with the trust’s Guy Kerr

CAMPAIGNERS helping to them by a local holiday parks group.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays has hit the £80,000 milesto help conserve England’s only natural World Heritage Site.

The group of five Dorset parks began fundraising for the appeal in 2008, and senior executives from the trust this month paid tribute to the family business on reaching its new high watermark.

Paths from the park lead directly to walks along the Jurassic Coast

Receiving the organisation’s thanks was Martin Cox during a special visit by the trust to the group’s flagship Highlands End Holiday Park in Bridport.

Highlands End was recently declared the winner of the 2019 Dorset Holiday Park of the Year at the Dorset Tourism Awards.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays has raised funds through an optional donation added tomers’ bookings which, Martin said, is gladly given by the overwhelming majority:

“Many guests are drawn to our parks, either as holiday guests or holiday home buyers, because they share our love of this beautiful part of Dorset.” he said.

“They, like us, enjoy giving something back to conserve.

“The trust also plays an important role in educating people, and especially youngsters, about this fragile coastline, and we’re delighted to support their great efforts,” added Martin.

Guy Kerr, programme manager at the Jurassic Coast Trust, said, “Having the support of West Dorset Leisure Holidays is absolutely critical in delivering our charitable and educational aims.

“The amount that they have raised is truly inspirational, and reaching the £80,000 milesto all businesses along this coast.

“Their generosity has inspired over seventy other businesses, large and small, to aid out conservation work,” said Guy.

For more information about Highlands End and other parks in the group, visit www.wdlh.co.uk