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Hearts of gold: Park raises funds for hospice

Owners at a Northumberland holiday park showed they have hearts of gold by helping to raise £3209.04 for St Oswald’s.

Caravan owners and staff at the beachfront Golden Sands Holiday Park in Cresswell have adopted us as their charity of choice and recently presented a lovely cheque to us following a series of fundraising efforts.

Golden Sands Holiday Park owner Sandra Thompson said:

So many of us here on the park have seen at first hand the incredible work of St Oswald’s. As a charity, it has touched the heart of so many people here. We are delighted to be able to give this money to St Oswald’s so they can continue to provide vital care and support for people with incurable conditions.


We are golden by name – and privileged to have a park full of golden-hearted owners who have raised this fantastic amount of money for such a deserving cause. They came up with all sorts of ingenious ways of raising money, from a Guinness Book of Records Onesie Wearing World Record attempt, to fun runs and even a lamb national with steeple chasing sheep.

The money, which was officially presented to us will go towards the day-to-day running costs of the hospice.

Fundraiser Danielle Callender said:

We are delighted to have the continued support of such a dedicated and tireless fundraiser as Golden Sands Holiday Park here at Cresswell.


St Oswald’s has to raise £7 million each year simply to keep our doors open and to continue to provide high quality care to our patients and their families. That’s why the fundraising efforts of businesses like Golden Sands and its big-hearted caravan owners is so important to St Oswald’s.