The Caravan of Love – Number 3!

November 6th, 2019

Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s third caravan for use by disadvantaged local families – and
our first adapted for those with disabilities – is complete and will soon be in place at Reighton
Sands Caravan Park.

Two years ago our friends at The Finlay Cooper Fund made a generous donation of £35,000 to
help us purchase our second caravan to give short breaks for some of Teesside’s most
disadvantaged families.

Now this amazing local charity has signed off in some style by donating more than £50,000 to
enable us to purchase a third caravan specially adapted with ramps, hoists, wider doorways and
lower units to make it suitable for disabled bodied people.

The Philanthropic Foundation will provide all of the support for the short breaks but the purchase
of a third caravan was only made possible through the legacy fund offered to us by the Finlay
Cooper Fund.

The fund was set up by former Middlesbrough footballer Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in
memory of their son, Finlay, who died in a tragic choking accident days before his second

Along with trustees Nick Waites, Graham Fordy and our own chair of trustees Lee Bramley, they
have done Finlay proud by raising £600,000 for local children’s causes.
Now Finlay’s Holiday Home will ensure his name lives on, associated for many years to come
with a project we’re incredibly proud of. The holiday home will be available on the same Filey site as our existing caravans from early

Our photos show the latest images of the caravan on completion before moved to its new site


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