Image: Donation from Welcome Family Holiday ParkDate: 4th October 2021

Generous holidaymakers bring local people together in Starcross

Holidaymakers at the Welcome Family Holiday Park in Dawlish Warren raised a whopping £2,070 at their end-of-season charity evening for local charity Westbank.

The money raised will benefit the local community in Starcross, with activities such as a cream tea, ukulele sessions, social activities and exercise classes already being planned over the coming weeks.

Mark Price Holden, Entertainment Director Welcome Holiday Park said: “Sometimes you just meet a group of people who are simply doing good things in the community. I was looking for a local charity to give this money to and stumbled upon the great and tireless work the team were doing at Westbank. At the Welcome Holiday Park we give a little for charity every year, and I could not think of better people to do this for; keep up the good work Westbank, as it’s more of this spirit we need to help people who are in need.”

Sally Chatham, Westbank Community Support Coordinator said: “We are very grateful to the holidaymakers and team at Welcome Family Holiday Park who raised this money for the community in Starcross. This generous donation will enable us to deliver a range of groups and activities aimed at all ages in Starcross. Our immediate focus will be on bringing people together who have become isolated and lonely during the pandemic, allowing them to meet, talk, participate in an activity and enjoy a nice cuppa and cake. With thanks to everyone who has made this possible.”

For more information about what’s on in Starcross, please visit our Westbank What’s On page


Photograph: Sally Chatham, Westbank Community Support Coordinator and Mark Price Holden, Entertainment Director Welcome Holiday Park, Dawlish Warren.

Photo credit: W Hancock

More information about Westbank

Westbank is an award-winning registered charity, based in Devon, established in 1986. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along the west bank of the River Exe. The organisation now works with communities and individuals across Devon.

The centre in Exminster includes an gym with disabled access equipment, Kidzone, conference facilities, day care services and volunteering; our community support services are delivered to local communities across Devon. We also manage Seachange, based in Budleigh Salterton, which provides health and wellbeing services to communities across East Devon; and deliver our Devon Carers and Devon Young Carers services and a Type 2 Diabetes prevention programme in Devon.