Record Breakers! Wow - what a finale to the season with the final Fishing Match bringing in a total catch of 310lbs 5ozs which is a new record for our Oakley Lake at Bridge Farm Caravan Park. Cracking performance from our winner, Paul Bell ...who caught 49lbs 6ozs closely followed by his son Tim Bell with 30lbs 12ozs and Ian Garfitt with 28lbs 6ozs. Other super catches from Sam Mullins, John Pratt, Daz Cooper, Graham Fletcher, Diane Stainrod and the famous Terry Waggler Wood! Thank you to everyone for taking part and thanks again to Richard Bell and Ann Wall for all their kind work in organising the matches this year.
Family Fun Day!
We are delighted to report that our Family Fun Day on Saturday 25th August 2012 was a great success. A great deal of hard work was put in by everyone involved which made for a super day. The kids bounced themselves out on the bouncy castle having filled their parent's caravans with bric-a-brac, books, jigsaws, cakes, mugs and dolls, raffle prizes and tombola prizes from all the stands. Thank you to everyone! More photos are available to view in the Photo Gallery.
A Grand Total of £653 was raised at our Family Fun Day for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Thank you Everyone! Make-A-Wish is a brilliant charity which makes magical wishes come true for children and young people who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Check out all their good work at www.make-a-wish.org.uk
Well Done Juniors!
Well Done Juniors! The Juniors showed the adults how it was done on Saturday during our Children's Fishing Match. Despite a torrential storm in the middle of the match, all the children stuck it out and managed some brilliant catches! Harry Clements won with a staggering 20lbs 11oz alongside some great performances from everyone including Morgan Ward, Calum Singleton, Dale Stainrod, Millie Ward, Lee Day, Kye Singleton, Joseph Lockyer, Ellie Fletcher, Freya Fletcher, Jessica Murray and Bailey Fletcher. As it was Olympic year, all the children taking part in the Junior Match were presented with medals for their efforts. Thanks again to Richard Bell for organising the match and to John Clifton for helping with the weighing in.
Baby Hedgehogs Rescued!
Many thanks to our customers, Mick & Mary Brookes two baby hedgehogs were rescued last night on the Park. They were found lost and alone so were bundled up in a box to be safe and kept warm. Dylan and Ewan Hoole who were visiting us this week christened them Sooty & Sweep! We took Sooty & Sweep to Elaine at Hedgehog Care, the local rescue centre this morning where they will be looked after until they have grown enough to be released back out into the countryside. Check out all the good work that Elaine does at http://www.hedgehogcare.org.uk.
Newsflash! - The following day after posting this, we found another two baby hedgehogs in the same place so another trip was made up to Hedgehog Care at Louth where "James" and "Stinky" were reunited with their siblings!