As a family, we have a great attachment to Lourdes in France. Each year we go there with an organisation that specialises in taking disabled friends on pilgrimage. We always love this special time together – when you “live above the shop” it’s good to spend time with each other outside of work. The whole idea of BCHP in fact came from Mr C’s vision that families would go on holiday together – those who play together stay together.
In Lourdes we spend the week looking after people with a range of care needs, enabling them to go on a holiday they would not usually have been on. After a day spent caring for people, pushing wheelchairs, and high-energy activities, we let off steam in a favourite bar. Even after a very busy week, we feel more refreshed, inspired and happy than ever. It has made us realise over the years how our shared experiences, and the memories we have made, have kept us all together.
This annual trip to Lourdes is something we have done as a family for decades. “Mr C” and Rodrica went for the first time together in the 1980s, and the next generation have followed in their footsteps. It has been an annual fixture for Jack, Izzy, Bea, and Crispin (and Rodrica!) since they were teenagers. Shared values and interests have kept us all very close, and are at the core of our family business – and they shape the family’s vision for the future.
Meet the Team
Featuring members of the BCHP Team
Shop Managers Jess & Charleigh
As the new managers of the shop and the Parkland Kitchen, we would like to thank everyone for supporting us and making us feel welcome in our new roles and we can’t wait to tell you what our future plans are.
Going forward, we would like to be able to offer a bigger variety of food and drink, this includes us doing a themed night once a month with a different cuisine every time, to mix things up a bit.
Our curry night was extremely successful and we would like to thank you all for coming down and supporting us. We would like to do more events in the future and we plan on doing a charity breast cancer event, which we will provide more details for nearer the time. We would also like to develop the shop into more of a tea room where we would be selling crumpets, scones, cake and biscuits.
“We have loved taking on our new roles, especially at the Parkland Kitchen, as we get to see so many friendly faces – new and old”Charleigh, Shop Manager
Q&A with Bryne
General Manager Bryne answering your questions
Can we host an owners’ event on a weekend?
“Saturday is absolutely our first choice for hosting events. We have to consider the capacity of the venue and the ability to serve everyone staying at the Park. Saturday is our busiest day for holidays and at the Lakeside Bar.”
“We always strive to achieve the best quality of service that we can. When combining the weekend holidays with an event in peak season, we would not be able to provide the quality of service to our owners that we would be satisfied with.”
“As we come out of peak season, we can and will be hosting owners’ events on the weekends, starting with our next event this September.”
A quick note from Bryne
“Please keep control of the weeds around the perimeter of your pitch, including your drive, by pulling out weeds and wildflowers, and spraying the necessary areas. We all appreciate your efforts in helping maintain the appearance of our lovely park.”