Families checked into BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays’ Camp and sCare fundraiser for a family holiday to celebrate Halloween, raising nearly $9,000 for the Whitsunday Neighborhood and Proserpine Community Centres.
Families enjoy spooky fun while camping at Whitsundays holiday park
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has raised a staggering total of $8970.18 for two local community centres from its annual ‘Camp and sCare’ charity event over the Halloween weekend. The popular Halloween family mini-break for a good cause was once again a sell-out, with all cabins and sites booked and over 1,000 excited children and parents enjoying plenty of spooky fun.
Camp and sCare is an annual charity weekend held by BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, not only to raise funds, but to also offer a special family experience for local residents to enjoy the great outdoors for a night of camping under the stars, or in the comfort of a cabin, and to enjoy all of the resort’s extensive facilities. Each year, the resort chooses a charity, individual or business to support and raise funds for.
This year, the total amount raised has been split equally and donated to two local community centres, the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre and the Proserpine Community Centre, to assist local residents in need by providing gifts and food in the lead up to Christmas. These donations complement BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort’s regular donations to the two centres through their ongoing Containers For Change program.
Whitsunday holiday park helps families prepare for Christmas
Each year, the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre holds a Christmas Pop Up stall where locals who need the support can choose a gift for their children prior to Christmas. The Proserpine Community Centre’s focus for Christmas and in the lead up to it, is supplying food for those in need. Each centre will receive $4,485.09 from BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort’s Camp and sCare fundraising, which will go towards the purchase of these presents and food supplies.
Families celebrate Halloween on a Whitsunday weekend
Over the Halloween weekend, money was raised from camp site bookings, raffles and a range of activities. Guests went all out decorating for the spookiest campsite, cabin, pumpkin, family costume and individual costume competitions, which saw sites and cabins transformed into spooky haunts, and guests young and old dressed up in creepy costumes, creating an atmosphere to rival any Halloween celebrations.
From the moment of check-in, families had a weekend of Halloween style activities at their fingertips including gold coin donation activities such as pumpkin carving, face painting, Halloween craft workshops, a huge sausage sizzle and pancakes by the pool breakfast. On top of the special organised activities, the resort offered plenty of free entertainment with a host of amazing facilities, including the huge slide water park, animal park feeding and Halloween themed movies at the outdoor cinema.