The Marine Conservation Society


We support one main charity every year; in 2017 it's The Marine Conservation Society.

We promote the work of our charities and assist in raising their profile through our own marketing and fundraising activities throughout the year.

We encourage holidaymakers to donate with their bookings or they can go to anytime to donate online and see how much we’ve raised.

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Our Charity for 2017

The West Country is all about the sea, the magnificent coast and the endless playground they provide, so we’ve chosen the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) as our charity this year.

MCS is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. The work MCS does will help ensure healthy oceans for future generations. They are very active in the South West, with lots of volunteer Sea Champions helping bring about positive change in their communities, keeping beaches clean, championing marine reserves and promoting sustainable seafood. You’ll find more details about all their inspiring projects at

So whilst you’re on holiday with us, please enjoy spending time building sandcastles, exploring rockpools and spotting amazing marine wildlife. In it, on it, under it or by it – however you love the sea, MCS and Helpful Holidays would appreciate contributions to their important work. If you’d like to donate, please include a sum of your choice with your booking or visit where you can donate online.

Past, present and the future...


The Devon Air Ambulance
In 2016, we supported the Devon Air Ambulance, raising £10,581.28.

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Marine Conservation Society
In 2017, we're supporting the Marine Conservation Society.

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Farms for City Children
In 2018, we will be supporting Farms for City Children.

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