Northumberland holiday park customers raise over £4,000 to support charity's life-saving work

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Happy holiday memories recalled during lockdown have helped to raise more than £4,000 for charity.

Maguires Country Parks, which has three holiday parks in Northumberland, challenged customers to name the three top places they were most looking forward to re-visiting when safe to do so.

At the same time, they are also asked to make a donation to the Intensive Care Society to help support the charity's life-saving work.

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Gilbert Maguire, director of the seven-strong parks group, said: "When parks were required to close down in March, we knew from customer feedback that many were badly missing their favourite holiday haunts.

Team members at Ord House Country Park in Berwick.Team members at Ord House Country Park in Berwick.
Team members at Ord House Country Park in Berwick.

"So we thought it would be a great idea to invite them to share their post-lockdown dreams with others through our social media pages such as Facebook.

"We had just two conditions – that customers choose locations in Britain, and that they make a donation to the Intensive Care Society, no matter how small.

"After just a few weeks, Just Giving told us we were featuring among the top three percent of fundraisers on their website, and the total just kept on growing.”

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Measures are in place at all of Maguires’ holiday parks to ensure customers can enjoy complete peace of mind that the maximum is being done to ensure their safety.

Their portfolio includes Ord House Country Park, Berwick, Kaims Country Park, near Bamburgh and Forget Me Not Country Park at Longhorsley.

Donations to the Intensive Care Society through the group's fundraising initiative can be made at

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