Wooler park helps charity

Holiday park operator Verdant Leisure has raised over £37,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 8:20 am
During 2018 employees, holiday home owners and holiday guests across Verdant Leisures nine parks and Head Office have held fundraising events to raise a total of £37,281.11 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, far exceeding their target of £30,000.

During 2018 employees, holiday home owners and holiday guests across Verdant Leisure’s nine parks and head office – including the Riverside Leisure Park in Wooler – held fund-raising events for its charity of the year.

In the past year, teams cycled 2,837 miles, abseiled from extreme heights and competed in the Kapow! obstacle race. There were bake sales, summer BBQs and a staff member from Riverside even got a tattoo of Verdant Leisure’s mascots Vinnie and Violet.

Verdant Leisure’s communications director Stacey Gibson said: “We are delighted to have raised so much for such a worthy charity.

“Everyone at Verdant Leisure made a great effort to get involved with fundraising. We’re hoping to raise even more for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2019.”

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Teenage Cancer Trust delivers world-class cancer services for young people aged 13-24 in the UK. The charity provides life changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone, putting the needs of young people first and allowing them to face challenges together.

In 2018 Verdant Leisure was named as a finalist in the Customer Centric Organisation category for the 2018 UK Business Awards (UKBA) and was shortlisted for both The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award AND The Customer Focus Award at the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Award. Verdant Leisure has also received a prestigious 1 star accreditation from Best Companies 2019 and has been recognised as number 14th in the ‘Top 50 Best Companies to work in Scotland’ list.