Fantastic Fundraising Weekend

August 25, 2014 whitbyholidaypark

Fantastic Fundraising Weekend


We've had a fun filled weekend here at Whitby Holiday Park raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

It all started with both myself and Claire selling raffle tickets in the office from Friday.  We had lots of lovely prizes donated to us by all sorts of local business so we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who did.  The prizes went down very well!!

We also had a visiting cabaret act on in the Club on Friday night to get the fun filled weekend started.

On Saturday we had the wonderful Russel King who entertained all the excitable kids on park with his magic and comedy.  Even the big kids, yes you adults, got involved and helped him with his tricks.  He finished off by making all the kids who had turned up a balloon creature and made sure that he did not go until every last one had got one!!

Then on to Saturday night where we had another fantastic visiting cabaret act on who entertained his audience with music from across the years.

Whilst all this was going on Claire and myself were busy beavering away in the office and selling raffle tickets, trying to get as much money for the Great North Air Ambulance as possible!

Then we come to Sunday....our main day for fundraising on the park.

There were outside games planned for the children to burn up some of that energy that they always seem to have before the main event of the day the Whitby Holiday Park Dog Show....and what a turn out there was!  We had 19 dogs turn up for the event.  There was an assault course set out for them, all done by our maintenance lads, so a big thank you to them for getting that sorted!  Then there was the best look a like, the naughtiest dog and all sorts of other interesting categories for them to enter.

After the dog show everyone headed inside to the club where there was a cake stall run by two of our owners and a games stall which was run by myself.  We had guess the name of the bear, guess how many lollies were in the jar, guess the weight of the cake and where did 'x' mark the spot.  All went down well and there was a few determined customers who wanted to win the fruit cake!!  We also had a stall selling merchandise for the Great North Air Ambulance, so a big thank you to them as well for sending us the merchandise.  We also had another children's entertainer in, Professor Nincompoop who kept the kids entertained for an hour.

Again Claire was busy in the office selling raffle tickets as it was going to be drawn that night!

After the excitement of the day, it was time to unwind a little and have a rest before getting everything organised to do the raffle on the night.  For one night only you saw me and Claire out of our comfort zones and up on stage dishing out prizes to those lucky winners.

A fab night was had by all and lots of money was raised for the Great North Air Ambulance.  A very big thank you to all involved, and a special thank you to Sue who over saw and planned the whole weekend....wouldn't of happened without you!








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