Pole position for Devon park in daring Antarctica bid

Team triumph at the South Pole for (from left) Wayne Hoyle, Lewis Moody, and Alan Chambers MBE

LADRAM BAY Holiday Park has helped fly the flag for medical research by backing a recent charity fundraising expedition to the South Pole in Antarctica.

Making the gruelling trek to one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet was polar explorer Alan Chambers MBE who served for 16 years in the Royal Marines..

Among those joining him on the expedition was former England Rugby Captain Lewis Moody, and their successful venture has raised around £250,000 for brain tumour charities.

The team members each pulled their own sleds weighing 200kg, and walked for up to 12 hours a day at an altitude of 10,000 feet in temperatures as low as -35C.

The expedition mirrored a similar charity trek made by Alan two years ago to the North Pole which also received support from Ladram Bay Holiday Park.

Great views and plenty of adventure challenges for all ages at Ladram Bay

On both occasions, the teams celebrated their arrival at the far ends of the earth by unfurling a special flag tory of providing family seaside holidays.

Ladram Bay directo be associated with such an amazing venture:

“Alan is a very courageous and determined person, and I’m sure that the success of his latest challenge will be especially inspiring to younger people,” she said.

“The fantastic sum that his team have raised will help fund a pioneering new clinical trial to change outcomes for those with a brain tumour.

“We’re so grateful to hear what his next adventure will be!” added Zoe.

She said that Ladram Bay had long been keen to take part in exciting physical activities when on holiday.

The park has built an indoor climbing wall suitable for all ages and abilities, and provides equipment for watersport activities which can be enjoyed from Ladram Bay’s private beach.

There is also a popular swimming pool and splash zone to burn off the calories.

Ladram Bay provides a wide range of luxury holiday caravans and holiday lodges torhomes and tents.

There is more information about the park at www.ladrambay.co.uk