Parkdean Resorts’s Weeley Bridge Holiday Park (United Kingdom) hosted a day of activities and entertainment to celebrate the new caravan’s opening, providing users with free holidays.
The launch event included entertainment, kids’ activities, a raffle, and an auction to raise money for charity. UK Homes 4 Heroes, the Chelsea Pensioners, and Pearly Kings and Queens were also in attendance, according to a report.
“We always want to create a positive social impact, and our team all live locally, so they love getting involved in anything that makes a real difference to our community,” said Rob Warner, operation director at Parkdean Resorts.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support the fantastic work UK Homes 4 Heroes do in giving veterans and their families free holidays and to continue the work we do with the armed forces at Parkdean Resorts,” he said. “We know they will create wonderful memories at Weeley Bridge.”
Weeley Bridge is a major employer in the community, with 50 staff in its peak season.
The park welcomed more than 7,000 visitors last year, significantly boosting the economy. With the help of record-level advance bookings, the company expects even more holidaymakers for this year.
In April, Parkdean Resorts announced a cash injection of over £300,000 in Weeley Bridge for so far this year, as part of a record £140m nationwide investment program.
The park has installed upgraded caravans and parkwide Wi-Fi capability to further improve the guest experience.
“It’s a privilege to support UK Homes 4 Heroes, and we’re hoping to raise as much money as possible,” said Stacey Hall, general manager at Weeley Bridge Holiday Park.
Peter Harris, Tendring Council chairman, also offered his support by officially opening the new holiday home.
“Weeley Bridge is a fantastic place for veterans to relax and de-stress, so I am delighted the offer here will be doubled,” he said.“I know our residents will give any and all former service personnel a heroes’ welcome to the Essex Sunshine Coast.”
This article originally appeared on the Clacton Gazette.