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Holiday park becomes ‘community of heroes’ as boss offers it up for free use by NHS workers

PUBLISHED: 17:31 16 April 2020 | UPDATED: 17:31 16 April 2020

Tingdene team members Caroline Clarke and Greg Doggett at Tingdene Broadlands Park & Marina who received cupcakes as a thank you from local organisation Baking A Difference. Pic; submitted

Tingdene team members Caroline Clarke and Greg Doggett at Tingdene Broadlands Park & Marina who received cupcakes as a thank you from local organisation Baking A Difference. Pic; submitted

The boss of an East Anglian holiday park complex closed because of coronavirus is filling it with nurses, doctors and key workers.

The cupcakes sent as a thank you to Tingdene's Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: TingdeneThe cupcakes sent as a thank you to Tingdene's Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: Tingdene

Gred Doggett, general manager at Tingdene Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft is offering the facilities as accommodation for any NHS staff and key workers needing to be away from home or to self-isolate.

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Tingdene's Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: TingdeneTingdene's Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: Tingdene

And after recently offering it up, he has been inundated with enquiries and currently is almost full with people ranging from paramedics, respiratory specialists, nurses and police officers.

He said: “It really is a small community of heroes staying here, and it is a pleasure to be able to look after and support them during their time of need.”

And in recognition for their support during the crisis, the park itself recently received a box of cupcakes as a thank you from local organisation Baking a Difference.

Although the park is almost full you can contact them if in need of accommodation on 0800 270 7727 or email enquiries@holidaysforallseasons.co.uk

A typical interior of some of the accommodation at Tingdene Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: TingdeneA typical interior of some of the accommodation at Tingdene Broadlands Park and Marina, Oulton Broad. Pic: Tingdene


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