£6,000 raised for the Jurassic Coast Trust

27 January 2021Holiday Park News

Despite the difficulties of holidaying in 2020, thousands of holidaymakers at West Dorset Leisure Holiday’s parks have defied the odds to raise over £6,000 for the Jurassic Coast Trust, helping to protect, conserve and educate people about the Jurassic Coast.

Since 2008, we have raised funds through an optional donation being added to customers’ bookings across our four holiday parks, which has now accumulated to almost £90,000.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays are leaders in the field of charitable support along the Jurassic Coast, and their generosity has inspired over 70 other businesses large and small across the coast and beyond to join the Jurassic Coast Trust as Business Partners, contributing towards the ongoing protection of the World Heritage Site.

The donations come at a critical time for the Trust as it works to protect the Jurassic Coast, and to deal with the challenges brought about by COVID-19 and its impact on domestic tourism.

Martin Cox from West Dorset Leisure Holidays said, “It is great to be able to contribute to the Jurassic Coast Trust at such a critical point, and we are proud to have reached the £90,000 fundraising mark. Take up of our donation scheme was as strong as ever in 2020, despite the challenges that the year brought for our guests, which demonstrates how committed visitors are towards looking after the natural environment that they so enjoy.”

Guy Kerr, Business Development Manager at the Jurassic Coast Trust said, “Having the support of West Dorset Leisure Holidays is absolutely critical in delivering our charitable aims of protecting and educating people about the Jurassic Coast, particularly during this challenging period. The amount raised represents thousands of contributions from individual holidaymakers who love and enjoy the coastline, and is truly inspirational. Reaching the £90,000 milestone is a tremendous achievement and an example to businesses coast-wide.”

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What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse