THE team at Hoburne Cotswold has raised almost £8,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The holiday park chose the Alzheimer’s Society as its nominated charity for 2019 and initially pledged to raise £5,000.

Throughout last year, employees, holiday homeowners and holidaymakers staying at the Cotswold-based park all helped to raise thousands with numerous fundraisers taking place, including cakes sales, raffles and regular events held at the park organised by its entertainment team.

Hoburne Holidays also supported the charity through a holiday booking donation scheme.

The company donated £1 to Alzheimer’s Society for every holiday booked during 2019.

Nick Smith, Hoburne Cotswold general manager said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and generously donated throughout the year – colleagues, family, friends and our wonderful holiday homeowners and holidaymakers.

"It is not easy to raise funds these days and we are thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount.

"Knowing that this money will make a difference supporting those with dementia and their carers make it all worthwhile.”

Rachel Wright, Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, added: “We’re incredibly grateful that Hoburne Cotswold chose to unite against dementia by choosing Alzheimer’s Society as its charity of the year in 2019.

“850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK today, a number that is predicted to rise to one million by 2025.

"This wonderful donation will enable us to provide vital information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by the condition.

"“I’d like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in raising such an impressive amount of money.”