Captain Alwyn Robinson and Michelle Walker at the Big 4 Caravan Park barbecue.
Captain Alwyn Robinson and Michelle Walker at the Big 4 Caravan Park barbecue. John Gass

Campers happy to aid Salvos

SAUSAGE sizzles, Salvation Army and sand may not seem to have much in common.

But on Saturday all three were an integral part of a very special day.

The Big 4 Caravan Park at Tweed Heads South was a hive of activity when guests staying at the park were treated to a sausage sizzle and a day of fun to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Where does the sand come in?

That came in various shades on Sunday, when the park ran craft activities for visitors.

Every year the Big 4 Caravan Park chain runs fundraisers.

Usually they will offer a free night's accommodation for guests to encourage people to get back into camping.

"This year we decided we would charge for the night, but donate the proceeds to the Salvation Army," park manager Rachel Griffin said.

"We got to choose the charity and we felt the Salvation Army really deserved the help."

With Salvation Army members manning the barbecue, there was a variety of fun activities on the day, including egg and spoon races and three-legged races where parents got to join in.

"Big 4 wanted to give something back to the community," Ms Griffin said.



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