Parks donate plastic bag proceeds to marine charity

Berwick Holiday Park and Haggerston Castle Holiday Park have donated £3,875 to charity through the sales of 5p carrier bags.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 9:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:46 am
Haven fund-raising
Haven fund-raising

Haven has been working in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) since 2016 to help protect the shores and marine wildlife in the UK.

Berwick and Haggerston’s donation contributes to an incredible £45,000 donation from the sales of 5p carrier bags across Haven’s 31 coastal holiday parks in England and Scotland.

When the 5p carrier bag charges were introduced across England and Wales, it seemed the perfect fit to donate the sales of these carrier bags to the MCS.

Ellie Whalley, retail buying manager at Haven, said: “We are delighted to donate over £45,000 to the MCS from the sales of carrier bags across our 31 holiday parks.

“Our donation will help directly tackle the problem of plastic waste in the marine environment, making our beaches a happier and safer environment for holidaymakers and marine life alike, and help us to secure the future of our beaches for generations to come.

“We are proud of our relationship and the commitment that we have made to the MCS over this past year.”

Sanjay Mitra, corporate partnerships manager at the MCS, added: “MCS is delighted to be partnered with Haven and to receive this donation.”

He added: “I’d like to express a massive thanks to them for choosing to support our charity through the carrier bag sales on their parks. With Haven’s support this year, MCS will continue to work to ensure less plastic pollution gets into our seas.”

The Marine Conservation Society was first established in 1983, and has since then achieved major success in protecting threatened marine wildlife, growing fish stocks and making UK beaches and seawater cleaner. Over the past 3 years almost 30,000 volunteers have helped MCS clean beaches around the UK during their year round Beachwatch events, and we hope to see this number grow even further in the future.