Here at Wooda Farm, we aren’t just a holiday park, we are a business at the heart of a community and one that loves to do our bit to help nurture the people and protect the environment around us too.
Our aim has always been to provide our guests with the best stays they can enjoy on the beautiful North Cornwall coast whilst doing our bit to give back.
There are more than a dozen charities we support and in today’s blog post, on World Ocean Day, we will be exploring a selection of them so you can get to know what we are all about and know that when you support us we will be supporting our local community as well as the environment and society at large wherever we can.
Supporting the Environment
Bude Sea Pool
Bude Sea Pool is a cherished gem nestled on the beautiful coast of Bude, Cornwall. It is a unique tidal swimming pool that offers a safe and exhilarating experience for locals and visitors alike. This semi-natural pool is filled by the ocean during high tide and provides a tranquil haven for swimmers of all ages and abilities. With its stunning backdrop of cliffs and the vast Atlantic Ocean, Bude Sea Pool offers a truly picturesque setting for relaxation and enjoyment. Maintained and cared for by dedicated volunteers and fundraising, this community treasure holds a special place in the hearts of those who have had the pleasure of swimming in its refreshing waters. Find out more about the work Bude Sea Pool does here>
Bude Climate Partnership
Another one of the things we are very passionate about is maintaining the unique Cornish environment and the natural beauty of the North Cornwall beaches and landscapes. The Bude Climate Partnership is a group of local organisations that work together to develop positive community-led climate-change responses in our area. Using grants from the National Lottery and funding from the local community this awesome charity is researching and implementing strategies to reduce the community’s carbon footprint and the impact of tourism on our natural surroundings. Read more about the wonderful Bude Climate Partnership here>
A Charity that is extremely close to our hearts is the wonderful Jay’s Aim. A close friend of the Wooda family runs this charity that was established with the goal of reducing sudden cardiac death amongst the young people of the South-West. They offer Defibrillator training (taken up by many of our staff on-site here at Wooda), Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) and Screening. All this is done in memory of Jay, a local man who died at the tender age of 28 of an undiagnosed inherited heart condition and is sorely missed. Read the Jay’s Aim Story here>
This wonderful charity was set up in 2017 to raise money in memory of Bude local, Talan Penny, who tragically died from Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a type of soft tissue sarcoma, the same year. Talan’s Trust raises money to spread awareness of this horrific disease and other childhood cancers as well as putting up funds for research to combat them. Since Talan passed away, they have raised over £120,000 towards these noble goals and we are super proud to be involved. Find out more about how you can support Talan’s Trust here>
RNLI or Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is a renowned charitable organization based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI’s primary focus is to save lives at sea by providing 24/7 search and rescue services along the coasts of the UK and Ireland. The organization operates a fleet of lifeboats and lifeguard services, staffed by dedicated volunteers and supported by some professional staff. The RNLI also conducts extensive education and prevention campaigns to promote water safety and raise awareness about the dangers of the sea. The RNLI’s work is vital in protecting and rescuing those in peril on the water and that is always on our mind being so close to the coast. Cousin Jack, the band who plays every Thursday night here at Wooda, also raises funds for this awesome life-saving charity with their superb sea shanties and fantastic folk music. Read more about the work the wonderful RNLI do here>
Bude Cancer Support
Another amazing small local charity that we support is the Bude Cancer Support. This superb initiative was set up to support those local people who are affected by cancer in their lives, whether it’s themselves or a loved one. They offer safe spaces to talk on a monthly basis, as well as restorative yoga, dance classes, flower workshops and art sessions. Read about Bude Cancer Support here>
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support is a leading UK charity dedicated to providing practical, emotional, and financial support to individuals and families affected by cancer. With a mission to improve the lives of those affected by this devastating disease, Macmillan offers a wide range of services, including information and advice, specialist healthcare professionals, support groups, and financial assistance. They strive to ensure that no one faces cancer alone, offering a holistic approach to care that addresses not only the physical challenges but also the emotional and financial burdens. Macmillan Cancer Support is a beacon of hope, providing vital support throughout the cancer journey. See the Macmillan Cancer Support Website here>
So, whenever you and your family come to stay in North Cornwall with us, here at Wooda Farm Holiday Park, you can be safe in the knowledge that your money is going to a business that is not only Cornish to the Core but is proud to give back to our community wherever we can. We believe that a holiday park isn’t just about giving you the best holiday you can have, it’s about building community, trading with a strong ethical standpoint, protecting the local environment and supporting our local communities and charities too.
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