Monkey Tree Holiday Park near Perranporth, Newquay has donated its end of season ball profits to Cornish charity ShelterBox.
The holiday park, which held its annual end of season ball for staff and guests on October 31st, raised enough money to provide shelter for a family via the emergency relief charity.
“Every year we like to support a local charity and this year chose ShelterBox,” explained park manager, Laura Walker. “We were delighted with the generosity of guests and were thrilled to raise enough to make a difference to a family in need.”
The ball, which was held on the holiday park, included a fancy dress competition, a raffle, prizes of hampers and plenty of spooky Halloween games and activities to give guests an end of season ball to remember, all while raising money for a good cause.
“The guests never disappoint and fully got behind the event,” said entertainments manager, Liam James. “The fancy dress competition was a close call with so much effort and thought going into the outfits. Some of those costumes will stay with me for some time though!”
The money raised from the event has been donated to ShelterBox to buy a custom-made disaster relief tent, designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rain fall in communities all over the world.
“ShelterBox makes such a difference to families and communities on the ground,” explained Laura Walker, “whether it’s victims of flooding and landslides in Nepal or the thousands in the Philippines affected by the devastating Summer typhoons. Anything we can do to make even a small difference is a pleasure.”
Monkey Tree Holiday Park reopens at the end of March 2015, when the fun and fund-raising will start all over again.