Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Making waves for charity

We're delighted to share that we raised a remarkable £13,776.91 in 2014 for the Marine Conservation Society, our nominated charity of the year. 

The money was raised through the annual cricket match between Helpful Holidays and neighbouring Gidleigh Park Hotel and the generosity of Helpful Holidays’ customers who have chosen to donate when booking their holidays.

Moray Bowater and Helen Hayes, the Managing Director and PR Manager of Helpful Holidays, met Monty Hall, the BBC wildlife presenter and marine biologist who avidly supports the MCS, at the Marina Hotel in Dartmouth to present the cheque.

Helen said, “We’re privileged to live and work in the wonderful West Country, surrounded by magnificent coastline, so it’s been a pleasure to work closely with the MCS this year. They do a fabulous job in drawing attention to the wonderful creatures living in these waters. They also have a vital role in raising awareness of important issues affecting our coastline. Most of the money raised was through the generosity of holidaymakers who’ve booked cottages with Helpful Holidays and we’d like to express our sincere thanks for their generosity.”

Katherine Stephenson for the Marine Conservation Society said “The Helpful Holidays team truly live up to their name and have got involved in raising funds for our work through cricket matches, cake sales, beach cleans and more. We’ve had a fantastic year with them and their customers, and their support will make such a difference to the conservation of our seas, shores and wildlife in the South West.”