Friday, September 20, 2013
Croyde campsite’s honesty box donations raise £3k for charity during the summer holidays.
ICE cool campers in Croyde have helped raise more than £3,000 for North Devon Hospice.
Holidaymakers staying at the Cherry Tree Farm in the village are asked to pay a donation to hire frozen ice packs and use the campsite’s mobile phone charging service.
During the eight-week summer holiday, the ‘honesty box’ style services have raised £3,050 for the hospice.
Campsite owner Dave Lang said they had run the initiative for the last 10-15 years and had raised more than £20,000 for the hospice.
“The customers do the exchange themselves and it just seems to work quite well really,” he said.
“It’s a great cause and it’s just nice to be able to give something back.”
Emma Lowe, fundraiser at North Devon Hospice, said: “Money is only collected from the Whitsun weekend and school summer holidays and it is so gratefully received by the hospice for us to enable our vital, free and much needed services across North Devon.”