BBC Children in Need has been Havens chosen charity since 2012 and so far we have raised over £600,000, this year they are aiming to raise over £200,000!
Our holiday parks do fantastic work by fundraising in all manner of brilliant ways to support BBC Children in Need. We’ve put together a quick round up of just a few events that have been taken place across our parks this year. Have you been to any of them?
BBC Children in Need Party in the Park
Every year the glorious Lakeland Leisure Park host a “Party In The Park” to help fundraise for BBC Children in Need. Some of the highlights include fancy dress, bonniest baby and most glamorous gran competitions. Alongside donkey rides, fairground rides, tombola’s, nail painting, face painting, raffles, lucky dips, guessing games and….The Human Fruit Machine! Overall they managed to raise £1538 which is fantastic! Find out more about this event here.
Caister Community Carnival
Two years ago the entertainment manager at Caister-on-Sea, Carrie Stretton had the bright idea of organising a carnival. Every single department on park gets involved in a parade by decorating quad bikes and turning them into a float for the big parade. There was Charlie and the chocolate factory complete with Oompa Loompas and even a Batmobile. Find out more about this event here.
Our team over at Craig Tara started a fantastic craze which quickly travelled to lots of parks around the UK. The ‘Pudsey Plunge’ involved taking to the pool, water slides or any where with water to help raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Rockley Fest 2015
The team over at Rockley Park put on a fantastic day of music, activities and entertainment for another year with their super popular Rockley Fest! During the day there was a music festival on the beach, amazing local food stalls, local craft businesses and artists. You could relax on Rockleys private beach and enjoy the music aswell as keeping the kids entertained with face painting, Party Dances, and a visit from BBC’s very own Pudsey bear.
Perran & Riviere Sands – 20,000 mile Challenge
Our glorious Perran and Riviere Sands parks have taken on challenge of raising £20,000 by covering 20,000 miles with various challenges including running, walking, cycling, swimming, skydiving and much more! So far they have raised over £11,000 which is absolutely staggering!