Cornish charities celebrateTwo Cornish charities each received a boost to their fundraising efforts in February, thanks to an enterprising Padstow holiday park’s visitor giving scheme. Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Wadebridge Foodbank have both been handed cheques for £1,700 from Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park at Trevose Head.

The much-needed sums were raised by guests who donated £1 on top of their holiday costs when booking a stay at the park. The total amount was then doubled by Mother Ivey’s Bay owner Patrick Langmaid, to create the £3,400 windfall which was shared by the charities.

On top of another £800 donation made to each cause last March from the scheme, it means that the park has raised £5,000 for the two organisations over the past 12 months.