Marton Pool Holiday Home Park celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee whilst raising funds for a lifesaving charity.

The much-needed funds for the Wales Air Ambulance were raised during the street party last month. The money from tickets that were sold for the Tombola and the craft fair was donated to the charity.

Tony and Sue Winstanley raised £75 alone on selling crafts and donating all the proceeds. There were also donations made from owners who couldn’t attend the celebration.

This is the first time Marton Pool Holiday Home Park, which is owned by Mid Wales Leisure, has raised funds for the Wales Air Ambulance. However, the park plan on raising more funds for the Charity through other events in the future.

Over 150 people attended the successful street party, Pauline Downing and Andy Davis who are the managers at the holiday park said: “We chose the Wales Air Ambulance because they are near to us, also when we worked at Lake Vyrnwy Holiday Home Park, it was invaluable to the area if anybody got into trouble, they also rely on donations to keep going.

“We are always grateful for the generosity of our owners on the park, for fundraising and we plan to have about three large events a year for the park to get together and raise money for worthy causes. The amount of £550 was just from a tombola table and selling some crafts and some donations from owners, who couldn’t attend, was a fabulous amount and the support from the owners was, once again, fantastic.”

The owners at Marton Pool Holiday Home Park, which is situated on the Welsh/Shropshire border, are no strangers to fundraising - last Easter’s get together raised over £2,500 for Cancer Research.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity emergency service offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.   

Dougie Bancroft said: “A huge thank you to everyone from Marton Pool Holiday Home Park for raising £550 for our 24/7 lifesaving Charity. What a lovely way to celebrate the Queen’s milestone on the throne by raising funds for the Wales Air Ambulance. Thank you to everyone who either helped organise the day, donated their time or raised funds. It is wonderful to hear they’re planning on raising funds for the Charity during future events.

“The Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £8 million every year to keep its emergency helicopters in the air and its rapid response vehicles on the road. Donations, like this one, will help us be there for the people of Wales when they need us most.”