Tingdene Donates to British Heart Foundation & Animals in Need
Refurbishment of the Tingdene Visitor Centre began in the latter part of last year. The Centre has had a similar layout and design since it opened its door back in 1984, making this project an exciting step in the future of Tingdene. The new layout promises to provide increased accessibility to all homes via a ramp and raised platform. A new seating area and café have been provided for customers as well as new interior and exterior design displays housing hundreds of samples to view. Work is set to be completed in the middle of February with a public Open Day on the 23rd February launching the new and improved Visitor Centre and the 2019 range of residential park homes and holiday lodges.
In the lead up to Tingdene starting refurbishment work on their exhibition centre, a clear-out was required to make space for the new showroom layout and the new homes and lodges which would be on display. The Tingdene team decided to hold an in-house desktop sale to raise money for charity selling off unused soft furnishings and props which were formally used for Tingdene’s show homes.
Staff at Tingdene were asked to look at ex stock which was no longer re-usable and make a small donation on anything they wanted to go towards The British Heart Foundation and local charity, Animals in Need. A total of £60 was raised for The British Heart Foundation along with furniture, lamps and home accessories which were collected from Tingdene by the Charity.
Animals in Need received a cheque for £135 which was hand-delivered by two staff members from Tingdene. Bags of towels, soft bedding, food and biscuits were donated to the animal shelter to help contribute during the winter months. The charity was incredibly grateful for Tingdene’s kind generosity and shared the news on their own Facebook page.
For further information on the new Visitor Centre and the launch event, please see the event page.