Highlands End Leisure Club fundraising for CRUK
Last Friday 19th December was the Grand Draw for the Christmas Raffle at Highlands End Leisure Club. For well over a month the Leisure Club team have been encouraging the leisure club members, staff, friends, family and general passers-by to join in with the raffle and help to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The total amount raised has not yet been confirmed but we know it is well over £300.
I would like to thank all the team in the leisure club for coming up with the great idea and supplying prizes, as well as the head office for making contributions. Penny Yarnold who gives swimming lessons in the leisure club kindly donated six, half hour private swimming lessons and other leisure club team members baked cakes and made chutney. West Dorset Leisure Holidays donated a Sunday Lunch voucher to be used in the Highlands End Bar and Restaurant, along with other great prizes including champagne, wine and chocolates.
The Christmas Cracker Giveaway that we are running from our WDLH facebook page is still generating lots of interest. Over the final few days of the giveaway the prizes will include a family leisure Club pass for Highlands End, a selection of local produce including Palmers Beer and Lyme Bay Wine and 3 nights stay in a Camping Pod… we have been giving away prizes everyday in the run up to Christmas and finish on Christmas Eve.
The Apartments, Bungalows and Lodges have now all been decorated for Christmas and we look forward to welcoming our guests over the Christmas and New Year period. If you’re thinking about taking a last minute winter holiday our bookings office is still open and our luxury accommodation is open all year round.
The hype for the ITV television series ‘Broadchurch’ is increasing by the day, with the second series starting on the 5th January. We have both of our WDLH webcams in perfect position for anyone that would like to see ‘Broadchurch’ in real life (really known as West Bay, Eype and the Jurassic Coast). You can see the sun set and rise over ‘Broadchurch’ and the stunning coastline. We have also just launched our very own Broachurch web page on our website, where you will be able to keep up to date with photos and much more.
Christmas festivities and the release date of Broadchurch
The late night shopping last Wednesday evening (3 December) in Bridport was a great evening, with lots of market stalls selling crafts and Christmas novelties. The town was packed and the reindeers outside Amsafe in West Street were a huge attraction. The Christmas tree festival in the Bridport United Church is now open until 14th December and has 60 Christmas trees on display; each tree has been individually decorated by schools, local businesses and associations. It is free to go and look at the Christmas trees and I would really recommend it for getting you in the Christmas spirit.
We are now on the 11th day of our Facebook competition the ‘Christmas Cracker Giveaway’ we have been handing out some great prizes. Today the prize is £50 off a Kayak Tour at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, kindly donated by Jurassic Coast Activities. Tomorrow we have 4 free tickets to the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester and on the 13thwe are giving away a stunning calendar of Colmers Hill, with pictures taken by Doug Chalk. Our giveaways are going to be carrying on until the 24th December but the prizes are top secret at the moment!
We have just heard on the local news this morning that the release date for the next series of the ITV series ‘Broadchurch’ is being announced today. If you keep an eye on our WDLH social media we will make the announcement as soon as we know. I am sure there will be a lot of people waiting in anticipation as much as we are.
The Bar team at WDLH are all very busy with Christmas functions and the Maintenance team are well underway with winter work on the parks. All of the team at WDLH are getting ready for Highlands Touring to open on the 6th February 2015 and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.
Winter sunset from Highlands End Holiday Park
Christmas Cracker Giveaway
In the run up to Christmas we have decided to do a WDLH ‘Christmas Cracker Giveaway’.
All you need to do is each day from 1st December until Christmas day, keep an eye on our Facebook page and each day we will release a new prize.
How to enter is explained on our facebook page
Today the prize is **4 FREE tickets for a tour of Palmers Brewery**
The prize for tomorrow is currently top secret but remember to look on our Facebook tomorrow – its a good one!