As a business we focus on the ideas of improving peoples lifestyles through UK staycations, hotel breaks or investing a second home to escape to but we think it is also important to look outside of our own business needs and look at the needs of others in our communities. Here is what we have done so far...
We have helped several charities, community projects or events over the years. Some have been small donations, some have been the organising of large scale events to help others and all in between. We take a look back at the some of the positive impacts we have made for others in need...
Skatepark at Carlton Meadow
Tingdene have helped contribute towards an exciting new skate park! In partnership with Waveney Norse, Sentinel Leisure Trust and working closely with Carlton Colville Town Council, Waveney District Council has already invested £100,000 of Section 106 contributions from nearby housing developments to fund a three-stage refurbishment of Carlton Meadow Park, off Lowestoft Road.
Following an evaluation of Council-owned play spaces carried out by Sentinel last year, Carlton Meadow Park was identified as one of several play areas in need of development. Waveney Norse has now completed the first two stages of refurbishment, which include the installation of a new multi-use games arena and junior play equipment. The final stage will include landscaping and the creation of a concrete ‘formed’ skate park.
Lowestoft Community Farm Project
A piece of land off the A12 by Corton was turned into a community farm, cultivated by people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The farm was been set up by the Lowestoft charity Aid and Assist. It has been manned by people with learning difficulties and disabilities and it is hoped that, as well as giving them a love of Mother Nature, their confidence and skills set will be boosted. Tingdene Lifestyle helped donate a static caravan holiday home as a base for the project. It was transported from nearby Tingdene North Denes to the site in Corton several years ago and is still use today!
Being born premature, and suffering a bleed on the brain, the brave youngster was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – which has meant that he can’t stand or walk unaided. While Oliver, from Oulton Broad, Suffolk has had to forego things that other children of a similar age would take for granted, he was selected for a major operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. However this SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) is not funded on the NHS, and so the Whittington family launched a fund-raising campaign – Oliver’s Footsteps. Tingdene helped in 2016 by organising an Easter Fete at Tingdene North Denes with a host of events and activities which helped towards the fundraising efforts! Skip forward and after 2 years, Oliver has had his check up smashing all of his targets, worked super hard. He was walked out for the first time unaided on 08/05/18! Great news!
We have helped donate money towards several Defibrillator machines in several locations including Lincolnshire and Suffolk. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, their heart stops pumping blood around their body and they will die within minutes without treatment. For every minute without defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10 percent. However, a bystander giving immediate CPR and defibrillation can double a person’s chances of survival in some cases.
Gorleston Clifftop Festival
Tingdene Lifestyle have helped support the festival this year by being its main sponsor, which has helped in many ways including enabling the festival to purchase much needed safety equipment to meet its safety obligations for the 100,000+ visitors expected over the two days
'Tingdene Lifestyle is all about families, leisure time and the coast, so it was a perfect fit for us to help out with Gorleston Cliff Top Festival. We will also be attending over the weekend with some free goody bags of information. Team members will also be on hand to talk about our products on offer in East Anglia. We have several holiday parks, with holiday properties for sale, holidays, hotel breaks, as well as marinas, boat sales and residential parks, so a range of lifestyle products for all the family! We look forward to the event and are happy to support this great family festival again in 2018.'
Benjamin Race - Group Sales & Marketing Manager / Tingdene Lifestyle
Lowestoft Town Cricket Club
You may have even spotted us on the cricket pitch! Yes we sponsored Lowestoft Town Cricket Club helping with their snazzy team hoodies! They said the were 'bowled over' with our support!
Helping launch Children's book 'Silly Eric - Never Gives Up!'
When we first heard about this author's story and background leading her up to her inspiration to writing this range of fantastic children's books and the message behind them we offered to help support this book launch with great alacrity.
Gracie Wright lives in Southwold, Suffolk. When she was 11 years old she was hit by a car on the A12 by Wrentham. From that point on she lost all her identity in an instant. She woke up and couldn't remember who her parents were, couldn't read or write & almost felt like she was starting again with no previous memories to go by. As you can imagine this was an extremely traumatic event for her, her family and friends.
This journey for Gracie could easily be seen as a negative and desperate situation however she has turned this into a constructive, optimistic and in general positive outcome through her desire to never give up. This unwavering and unquestionable attitude to seek positivity in her life led her to becoming a children's author and creator of the character Silly Eric found in her range of books.
Family Powerboat racing team
''Tingdene are proud to help support the local community and this family team. The sport shows of one of the many positive aspects of Oulton Broad. Getting people excited about water-based sports & leisure activities at this great location on the Broads National Park is what we are passionate about. Many of our holiday property owners, holiday guests and bertholders at our marina take advantage of this stretch of water also, from enjoying watching the Powerboat racing, to taking out the boat on the Broads, to even trying something new like kayaking at the local sailing club - there is lots to do on the water here!''
Greg Doggett, General Manager of Tingdene Broadlands Park & Marina
TKA Martial Arts
We have also helped sponsor TKA Martial Arts a new martial arts school recently set up in Norfolk. Did you know?... The Western interest in East Asian martial arts dates back to the late 19th century, due to the increase in trade between the West with China and Japan.
Scoring for high with Mablethorpe Football team
We have also made a donation to Mablethorpe under 14’s Football Club, who finished top of their League this season – we have helped with two trophies & we were even kindly invited to present them on their presentation evening!
Empty holiday units? No we give them to charity!
We have donated a short break at Broadlands Park & Marina to help raise funds for Demi Knight, to help raise money towards the treatment required for this young girls cancer treatment.
We managed to help Tia Finnegan with a £500 donation from Tingdene Waterside Park & Hotel towards a purpose built disabled trike similar to the image above.