signCasey are proud to have given two young Salford apprentices a start that has benefits close to home.

Situated on the main coast road between Prestatyn and Rhyl, Salford Children's Holiday Camp was established in 1926 after it was left by bequest to the children of Salford. Originally named Salford Poor Children's Camp, its purpose has always been to provide affordable holidays to school children. More often than not, it was the child's first or only holiday. The label 'poor' was dropped from the name as times changed, but this should not deflect from its history - for very many children, their time at the camp was the first time they had seen the sea.

The camp, affectionately known by its nicknames 'Salford by the Sea' and 'The Jam Butty Camp', is administered by an elected Management Committee and Trustees who volunteer their time and skills to manage the site and its operations. Many of these people have been doing so for over 20 years.

Saved from closure in 2014 following a community campaign, Casey have been involved in a huge renovation project. The camp was re-opened in April 2015 by the Mayor of Prestatyn, Councillor Janet Szabo, and Mayor of Salford, Councillor Christine Hudson.

The camp operates solely on charitable donations and annual pledges from local businesses and Casey were delighted to get involved.

As well as providing skilled labour and management to carry out the work, we also involved some of our apprentices and gave two new apprentices from Salford the opportunity to train on a job that meant so much back home.

 We'd like to thank our subcontractors who also volunteered time and resources to this special project:

Smart Electrical Engineers Ltd
Elite Floors (NW)
George Brown and Sons (plumbing)
John Martin Painting Contractors Ltd
J & K Farragher (groundworks)

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