South-west holiday park shares its success with local school

Rugby equipment

William Coleman

A holiday company in Dartmoor has shared in its recent success, donating sports equipment to a local school.

Now, with some help from South West Holiday Parks, the rugby team at Stover School can practice their skills on a brand new scrum machine.

South West Holiday Parks is a family-run company that wanted to ensure that the children at Stover School could continue training without the risk of injury to its young players.

The holiday parks’ managing director, Josh Donald, made a special appearance at the school to personally hand over the donation.

Mr Donald said that he and the team at South West Holiday Parks were delighted to donate something that will help the youngsters and their sporting dreams.

The donation also marked the tenth year since the holiday company was founded.

“It’s been a challenging year for all businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry,” said Mr Donald, who was brought up in a park-owning family on the Isle of Wight.

Despite the impact of the lockdowns, the company had a great 2020.

He added: “However, this tenth year has been our busiest ever with a record number of enquiries from people seeking safe, comfortable and well-managed surroundings to enjoy holidays year-round.”

The company wanted to share this success with the local community and decided that gifting sporting equipment to the school was a good way to do so.

“We’re delighted that rugby players at Stover now have a safe tool to improve their strength and skills, and we’ll be cheering them on next year!” said Mr Donald, who lives near Exeter.

Usually open year-round so that owners can enjoy stays throughout the four seasons, South West Holiday Parks provides caravans and lodges in landscaped grounds with facilities such as pools.

They are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions, but will be opening up once again when it is safe to do so.