(10th October 2023, YORKSHIRE.COM) Generous volunteers across Yorkshire recently joined team members at Cayton Bay and Withernsea Sands Holiday Parks to take part in the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean. Held between 15th – 24th September, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Great British Beach Clean and saw a record number of Parkdean Resorts volunteers coming together to collect a record weight of litter.
Across the two beach cleans, eight bags of litter were collected, weighing in at a total of 13.5kg, or nearly 30lbs. This data will help further the Marine Conservation Society’s conservation work, and will also be included in the International Coastal Clean-up.
Owned by Parkdean Resorts, the UK’s leading holiday park operator, Cayton Bay and Withernsea Sands Holiday Parks were two of 59 Parkdean parks across England, Scotland and Wales to take part in beach clean events, where volunteers came together to pick up litter found along the coast. A total of 620kg of litter was collected by 392 volunteers during the 59 collections, beating last year’s record of 422kg of litter collected by 265 volunteers from 36 parks.
Jane Bates, Head of Sustainability and Procurement, Parkdean Resorts, said: “Creating safe spaces for nature and having a lasting, positive impact on the communities we serve are both fundamental to our business, so we’re proud to participate in the Great British Beach Clean every year. With a record number of parks and volunteers involved, this is something that really matters to our teams, and we’re delighted to have had such an amazing turnout from dedicated volunteers, and to be able to contribute to the Marine Conservation Society’s valuable work.”
Clare Trotman, Beachwatch Officer at the Marine Conservation Society, said, “We are so grateful for Parkdean Resorts’ support in organising so many events as part of this year’s Great British Beach Clean. By holding dozens of beach cleans around the UK, they have helped to make this year’s event even more successful. Without our volunteers heading down to the beach to collect and record litter, we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do. Their hard work allows us to campaign for a healthier, better protected ocean.”
Parkdean Resorts’ 66 unique and award-winning parks across the UK are home to over 3,500 acres of land including forests, peatbogs, rivers, beaches, and headlands in some of the UK’s finest beauty spots. The company is committed to caring for its people, parks, and planet to create a positive environmental impact on nature and resources, and to acting responsibly for the long-term sustainability of its business.
Parkdean Resorts recently published its first ever ESG report detailing its pledges to care for its parks, people, and planet by delivering 25 wide-ranging commitments by 2025, with plans covering renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions, and maintaining the natural beauty of 3,500 acres of land across its 66 parks throughout the UK.
About Parkdean Resorts:
Parkdean Resorts is the leading operator of holiday parks in the UK, welcoming in excess of 3 million holidaymakers each year. We own and operate 66 award-winning holiday parks, and have an unrepeatable freehold property footprint with 3,500 acres of land including forests, peatbogs, rivers, beaches and headlands in some of the UK’s finest beauty spots. We are committed to caring for our parks, people, and planet to create a positive environmental impact on nature and resources, and to acting responsibly for the long-term sustainability of our business.
Our 33,000 pitches include a wide range of accommodation options, from static caravans to luxury lodges and glamping, as well as touring and camping pitches. We have 20,000 holiday home owners, and sell over 600,000 holidays a year, mainly to families.
Our team’s commitment to creating amazing experiences for our holidaymakers has earned us at least one British Travel Award every year since 2010, most recently winning three gold awards for Best UK Family Holiday Company, Best UK Holiday Parks and Lodges Company, and Best UK Breaks Holidays at the 2022 Awards. We continue to record excellent visitor reviews with 2023 year-to-date feedback scores of 4.2/5 on Google, 4.5/5 on Facebook and 4.1/5 on TripAdvisor, while 82% of people who visited Parkdean would recommend us.