Shrewsbury caravan company donates holidays to raise money for charities
19th June 2013
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Holidays donated by Shrewsbury’s award-winning caravan dealership Salop Leisure have helped to raise thousands of pounds for two charities.
The Shrewsbury-based company donated a week’s holiday at Min y Don Holiday Home and Touring Park in Harlech, which was auctioned at a Musical Evening at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Thousands Raised
The event and other fundraising activities organised by former Marie Curie nurse Enid Thomas from Oswestry helped raise £5,500 for the charity. The holiday at the five star caravan park was purchased by Huw Howatson from Rhewl, near Ruthin.

Nurse Expresses Gratitude

Mrs Thomas, who was a Marie Curie nurse for 15 years and a community nurse focused on palliative care for 35 years, said she was very grateful to Salop Leisure and other auction lot donors.
“It was very generous donation by Salop Leisure and there was a huge response to the holiday,” she said.

Salop Leisure also donated a week’s holiday at a five star holiday home on the Cambrian Coast, which was auctioned at a charity event held at Westbury Village Hall. The holiday was purchased by Gordon and Fran Potter.

Fundraising Divided

The event, organised by Tudor and Patricia Bebb, raised £7,000, which was divided between the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Haematology Unit and the National Amyloidosis Centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Both charities are close to the hearts of Mr and Mrs Bebb, as they have received treatment at the units.

 Mr Bebb said he and his wife were overwhelmed by the generosity of companies, including Salop Leisure and individuals who had donated and bid for 51 auction items. Other lots included four tickets to a Manchester United match with hospitality and a holiday in France.
Tony Bywater, Salop Leisure’s chairman, said the company was delighted to support the two excellent charity fundraising events and was sure the two successful bidders would enjoy their holidays at the five star caravan parks.

For further information please call Salop Leisure on 01743 282400.

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