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The Hopbine News from Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks • October 2014 • Issue 54 Stroll On! and Digger Bucket Challenge raise over £1,500


on to his and keep drink- ing as the water engulfed him!). It was a spectacular end


to Brian’s annual spon- sored walk in aid of the Worcester Breast Unit Campaign. Ten walkers and three dogs set off on the six mile walk which they completed in two and a half hours – it was a new route and everyone agreed it was the best yet.


Above: John, Hannah and Brian get a soaking from the tractor (Photo by Andrea Lowe)


The ice bucket challenge came to Wigley on Sunday 31st August, but Brian and John decided to do it in style with a tractor bucket full of water! Brian, John and Hannah had been chal-


lenged by grandson/nephew Henry. There was no ice involved, but the water was cold enough to make Brian drop his beer can (although John managed to hold


Team Lowe in Race for Life


About 50 car-


avan owners and friends gathered


on the lawn at Bank House in glo- rious sunshine to watch the Digger Bucket Challenge and to enjoy plenty of food and drink and some more gentle entertain- ment including Guess the Name of the Teddy and Guess the Weight of the Cake, as well as Sandra’s Back-of-the-Buggy sale,


which all raised additional funds. We are delighted to say that we have


already reached our target of £1,500 for the Breast Unit Campaign with some Gift Aid still be be added. Many thanks to everyone who supported us, either by coming along on the day or by donating via our Just Giving Page. (To see a video of the Digger Bucket Challenge go to www.facebook.com/WigleyOrchard)


Left to right: Christina, Hannah, Angie and Mark Clayton, Chris McGurk, Mark Gordon, Neil McGurk, Patricia, Brian with Dave and Mary Lowe with her two dogs ready to set off on the walk


2014 – it was a very good year


We’ll remember 2014 as a good summer, with the dry and sunny weather lasting well into October. Our holiday cus- tomers have enjoyed it too – we’ve sold 400 weeks of holidays at Wigley Orchard and another 100 weeks at St Michaels. At Wigley Orchard the dry weather


Andrea Lowe and nine members of her family (Team Lowe) took part in the 5k Race for Life in the summer and between them raised £1,120 for Cancer Research UK. They all had a fabulous time and finished the run (walk!) in one hour 20 seconds. Andrea would like to thank everyone who


sponsored her and the rest of the team and helped to achieve this magnificent amount for the charity.


has allowed us to finish the road widen- ing scheme at the top of the park (see picture below) which was delayed by the wet weather last winter, and we have also extended pitches 113 and 169 so they are both ready for a new caravan. At St Michaels


we’ve laid one more concrete base and we’re expecting delivery of the Willerby Chambery as soon as the factory


Please like us on Facebook – we’re looking for 100 likes by the end of the year!


makes it available. So now we’re busy planning for


2015 – our 30th season at Wigley Orchard. We arrived here in December 1985 so we’re planning a bit of a do to celebrate this milestone at the end of August next year. Apparently Sandra will be celebrating her Ruby wedding anniversary at the end of August too!


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