The family-run holiday park is giving back to the community by offering free accommodation to NHS workers at one of its Dorset parks.

The company has been forced to temporarily close all eight holiday parks to holidaymakers and owners in response to COVID-19.

However, the business has decided to utilise their unoccupied luxury caravan accommodation at Forest Edge Holiday Park, based in St. Leonards, to help NHS staff.

To start, five caravans will be offered free of charge via a reception-less check-in, to minimise the spread of the virus, but this figure may rise over the coming days and weeks, depending on the requirements of local NHS hospitals.

Sara Bertin, Financial Director of Shorefield Holidays, says: “These are unprecedented times. We all have a responsibility to consider not just ourselves, but the people of our country, the local community and our parks.

“For NHS workers who cannot live with their families due to the pandemic, this may just be the relief they need. Spreading a little kindness can go a long way during these times and we hope this small act may remind others to be kind and stay safe.”

The company is urging local NHS staff to get in contact should they wish to take up the offer.

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