Visitors Support Tinman Tuesday Tourist Project
By Sharron Hardwick
Heritage Park Exclusive Park & Leisure Homes, Pleasant Valley, Stepaside, are the second Pembrokeshire holiday park to sign up to the new Tinman Tuesday Tourists project in a bid to support Pembrokeshire people facing tough times.
Following in the footsteps of The Buttles Caravan Park, whose visitors arrived last week carrying a few extra tins to donate, Heritage Park have now set up a Tinman Tuesday donation box with information posters created by Nicky Davies.
Sue Gallienne Heritage Park manager sent out emails to lodge owners about the Tinman Tuesday project asking for their support and made Tinman Tuesday Tourists posters to go in the Holiday Lodges, which the owners have placed in their lodges, giving their full support.
“I read about Tinman Tuesday in the Tenby Observer, and we have a Tinman donation box in our street in Kilgetty; we all think it is a fantastic idea. I hope our holidaymakers and lodge owners will agree and support us in donating a tin, and we thank those who have already donated. Each tin makes a difference, it all builds up and as we work together we can change things for the better.” Said Sue.
When visitors and owners leave their holiday lodges, rather than taking the unused tinned, packet and dried food items home they are invited to drop them into the Tinman donation box. These are collected regularly by Tuk Tuk Time and taken to the local food banks.
Both The Buttles Caravan Park and Heritage Park have received a very positive response to this request with holidaymakers and lodge owners arriving and departing with tins and food items to donate. It is hoped that fellow holiday park owners will join them and support the project too.
Tinman Tuesday was set up by Wyndham Williams in May; he has noted the generosity, kindness and community connections the project generates. Tinman Tuesday collections continue to run in the local community and there are now 17 Tinman Tuesday groups across the county, with residents donating tins, packet food and toiletries for Pembrokeshire Foodbank or the charity, PATCH. With many families suffering due to financial hardship as a result of Covid-19 both charities are working hard to ensure food and provisions find their way to those in need. We need your help to make a difference.
To donate or if you would like to set up a Tinman Tuesday collection point in your holiday park call Tuk Tuk Time on 01834 813333 between 9am and 3pm or visit the @TinmanTuesdayTourists Facebook page.
For information on Tinman Tuesday contact Wyndham: Wyndham.firstname.lastname@example.org