The only Coastguard Boat House on Belfast Lough is proud to be a partner in international grassroots movement - mytravelpledge.com
This initiative offers free and discounted stays from small tourism establishments across Europe to NHS staff. More information is available here.
The focus of the campaign is:
- Give something for healthcare workers to look forward to, and boost morale, at this hugely difficult time;
- Give property owners some hope that their tourism businesses might have a future when travel restrictions are lifted;
- Invite travellers to start visiting/travelling again once the crisis abates.
Terms and conditions, the Coastguard Boat House has offered two 2 day free stays to NHS staff ( a stay for a couple and for a family of four (at least one adult plus children under 12.) Nominated staff will be required to offer proof of their employment with NHS. Dates available are (subject to restrictions being lifted) from 1 November 2020 – 14 December ; and 10 January – 8 February 2021. All guests are required to pay a security deposit of £250 which will be refunded in full if no damage is done to the Boat House. In the event of the nomination process being oversubscribed an independent random draw was held.
Our first free stay was awarded on 1 June 2020 to a couple, a midwife from Glasgow and a local Belfast lad, parted through Covid -19 - but will be united again with a romantic stay at the Boat House. Our second free stay (awarded on 26 June) went to a couple, Vincent and Carrie Anne, Vincent has spent the past four months working at a care home and was nominated by a friend and we felt he deserves a break with his lovely partner as in NI care home workers really experienced the brunt of the Covid 19 infections.
Discounts for NHS staff and care workers are available - a 10% reduction on listed price PLUS a special welcome basket including a bottle of sparkling wine or cold beers and a lovely basket full of best of N Ireland food and drink (production of ID is required) are available until end of September 2020 for advance bookings made.