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New Forest tribute to David Bellamy OBE, botanist and vivid broadcaster of his times

Shorefield Holidays country park near Lymington is also dedicated to the environment and wildlife and wants to pay tribute to his environmental vision

David Bellamy OBE at Shorefield HolidaysSome of us remember David Bellamy well from his days of fame and see also below.  

Shorefield Country Park is now paying tribute to the late, great naturalist who died last December, with a special plaque and tree planting on Tuesday 17 March. Do go along on the 17th if you can, details will be posted on the Lymington.com Events Calendar in the next few days.

Shorefield Holidays and the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme

The family-run holiday park close to the Milford on Sea clifftop near Lymington in the New Forest, has long been recognised by the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme for its dedication to the environment and wildlife, receiving the Gold accolade for over 20 years.

Lesley Lawrence, Marketing Director at Shorefield Holidays, said: “We were deeply saddened to receive the news of the passing of David, whose Conservation Scheme has done so much important work.

David Bellamy OBE planting a tree at Shorefield Country Park“Having been involved with the scheme for many years, we truly recognise the influence and positive environmental impact he had.

“His vision was simple, yet powerful, and will remain at the forefront of everything we do within our business, inspiring us to constantly think about our responsibilities to the environment.”

Shorefield Holidays is dedicated to ethical and sustainable business practices across all eight holiday parks, from reducing environmental impact to supporting local charitable causes, regularly introducing new initiatives to help minimise pollution and waste.

Shorefield's corporate social responsibilities are taken very seriously

Along with the local beach clean, an important regular community initiative in which Shorefield staff take part...Shorefield Holidays staff and locals join the beach clean at Milford on Sea

...some of the most recent additions to the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives include introducing zero emission company vehicles, stocking plastic-free crabbing lines in the on-site Country Store and joining the World Community Grid - a philanthropic venture which donates the company’s spare computing power to scientific research on projects such as more effective cancer cures and neglected tropical diseases.

The environmental influence touches every aspect of the business - even the Health & Fitness Club – as the indoor swimming pool uses a biomass boiler to heat the water.

Shorefield Holidays are committed to helping guests make unforgettable family memories, with eight holiday parks on the South Coast, each with their own unique charm and USP.

For more information please visit www.shorefield.co.uk/csr.

A note about David Bellamy OBE

Botanist and broadcaster David Bellamy died from dementia aged 86 on 11 December 2019.  London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation. His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a "larger-than-life character" who "inspired a whole generation". In later life Bellamy, who lived in County Durham, attracted criticism for dismissing global warming.  Hmmm.  More about his life here.

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