Caravan Adoptions so far…

As you know, we are looking for companies or individuals to adopt a caravan for the year. The operational costs for each of these caravans (covering everything from ground rent, fuel bills, cleaning, furnishings and carrying out any necessary repairs) is £10,000 per year. The Adopt a Caravan initiative is designed to cover these costs and give corporates the chance to join in by giving a year of hope to families who need it most.

Adopters so far…

Our first caravan adopter is First Rate Exchange Services who were introduced to us by Claire Steiner and Paul Cowley. Employees were asked to suggest names for their chosen caravan at Combe Haven in Hastings and ‘Shirley’ was chosen in memory of Shirley Smith, an employee who sadly died in 2018.

We are excited to say that this week we have had our second pledge, from The Group Company who wish to adopt our caravan at Primrose Valley in Filey. All of the families who are offered breaks here are from Yorkshire which means the benefit will be given directly to the area where The Group Company work and live.

Our target is to have another three companies signed up by the end of March, so we could really do with your help in introducing us to any contacts you know who may be interested in adopting one of our caravans for the year.

Shirley the caravan…

A couple of weeks ago we presented an adoption certificate to First Rate and gave them an adoption folder filled with an introduction message from Shirley, a map, layout of the caravan and various family quotes and stories. We also gave them their very own ‘Precious Seaside Memories’ box so they could bring their own seaside magic to the office which went down a treat – it proudly sits on their reception desk!

Throughout the year, First Rate will receive monthly updates from Shirley the Caravan with heart-warming stories of what a difference breaks have made to families. Here is a sneak peek of the January blog ‘Fresh Starts and New Beginnings’.

Travel Weekly…

The partnership with First Rate and the ‘Adopt a Caravan’ initiative was featured in this week’s Travel Weekly which you can read here.

If you have any ideas for contacts of potential caravan adopters, please either fill in the Google sheet here or email Izzy.