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Boost for Cumbria Wildlife Trust from Windermere holiday park

Susan Dickson, Park Cliffe, Windermere

A husband-and-wife team who run a holiday park in Windermere say they are delighted that the lockdown has failed to frustrate their annual fundraising efforts.

Susan and Derek Dickson, of Park Cliffe, praised customers who continued to donate online when booking stays on their park near the shores of the lake.

It means that Park Cliffe is now able to hand over £544 to  Cumbria Wildlife Trust, its most recent designated good cause.

“We usually run a series of fundraising events each year – such as treasure hunts, raffles and quizzes – which are supported both by guests and local businesses,” said Susan.

“But the pandemic put a stop to all that in 2020, so all we were left with were the voluntary donations made by customers when they book online.

“When we had a count-up recently, we were thrilled to see that the total came to over £500 and donations are still coming in through the current lockdown.

“We’ve now decided to continue raising cash for Cumbria Wildlife Trust throughout this year, and hopefully our usual events programme will be able to go ahead,.”

The park was presented with the David Bellamy Conservation Award for its many initiatives to protect its flora and fauna this year.