The Headland Hotel supports National Trust by way of a visitor gifting scheme and recently donated £10,000 to help fund our work in North Cornwall.
Each guest is asked to make a donation of £1 towards our work upon check out at The Headland and this, along with several raffle fund raising activities, has helped reach this fantastic figure. This is the second cheque of this type donated to the Trust within 12 months.
Here are just a few examples of the work already undertaken in the local area over the past year:
We‘ve repaired & widened a section of slumped coast path at Porthcothan Bay and carried out vital scrub clearance on the cliffs to open up more areas for rare coastal wildflowers.
Replaced fencing and undertaken footbridge repairs at Holywell, along with regular litter picking and renewing and installing of footpath way-markers.
Strimming and maintenance of footpaths – we look after some 12 miles of coastline between Holywell and Padstow alone and that doesn’t include all the inland paths!
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign, set up to protect the coast from the threat of development and look after it for ever for the nation. Every year it costs us £3,000 to look after each mile of coast we own, so this donation is invaluable and a massive thank you goes to the hotel staff and visitors for their continuing support.
General Manager Darryl Reburn said; “The Headland is very much a destination in keeping with the National Trust’s work which we support completely. Perched on a cliff top looking out to the wild Atlantic we value the importance of both our historic building and the surrounding environment which our guests enjoy. The rugged coastline and beaches surrounding us is very much part of the appeal. We are delighted to be making this donation today and hope to continue supporting the National Trust”.