The sun was shining brightly when our team arrived on site, ready to volunteer their services for the refurbishment of an existing car park at Salford Children’s Holiday Camp in Prestatyn, North Wales.
The ever-popular camp has seen significant expansion over the years, with the car park due for a much-needed makeover. We were happy to help, and our team set about delivering refurbishment works, which included the installation of new pin curbs and ACO drains to support the structure. The car park had suffered from flooding issues in the past, which we were able to rectify through drainage improvements. We reworked the existing material on the car park and used recyclable road planing to complete the project. Local supplier companies B & W Plant Hire, Huws Gray builders’ merchants and GMC Concrete worked alongside us, donating materials and plant hire, which they also delivered to the site.
Salford Children’s Holiday Camp, also known as ‘The Jam Butty Camp’, was established in 1921, to provide a holiday home for the thousands of poverty-stricken children of Salford, giving them respite and the chance to experience a beach and activity holiday away from industrial city life. Over 80,000 children have attended the camp, which is set on the 4-acre Welsh site and backs directly onto the sandy beach in Prestatyn, North Wales.
LK Group’s operations manager, Simon Dean said: “We recently enjoyed a great evening at the Salford Children’s Holiday Camp charity ball. After hearing all about the charity’s hard work and its positive impact on the lives of local children, we wanted to get involved and do whatever we could to help the refurbishment of their car park to become a reality. We would like to say a big thank you to the local companies who donated materials and plant hire to help us complete the new car park ready for the arrival of the children in the next few weeks.”
A recent national review of childhood poverty has indicated that the number of children recorded as living in absolute poverty has increased by 300,000 in the past year alone, resulting in the continued expansion of the site. The future vision for Salford Children’s Holiday Camp is to adapt the site and its facilities to accommodate families and smaller groups.
If you would like to donate to this amazing charity, please visit their Just Giving page, here…