Tracey & Carl’s revitalising romance – 12 stories of Christmas

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13th December 2019

Meet Tracey & Carl 

Our first story of Christmas is from Tracey and Carl. The pair met at Sandpipers 15 years ago and this is their loving tale. 

After meeting 15 years ago at Sandpipers, Carl Ashcroft and Tracey Stewart became good friends and began to coordinate their visits to the holiday centre; before becoming a couple nearly three years ago.

We were incredibly excited to discover that Carl was planning a very big surprise for Tracey on 12 June 2015 at Sandpipers. When the auspicious moment arrived, Carl popped the big question, proposing to Tracey at the place where it all began.

It was a magical moment and we were delighted to witness it.

Carl had carefully planned each detail. Not only did Carl select the perfect location, he also picked a significant date.

I come here four times a year and I always meet loads of different friends. I really wanted to be surrounded by friends when I asked for Tracey’s hand.

I chose the day before my late mum’s birthday. My mum died two and a half years ago and Tracey really helped me during this difficult time as she has experienced losing a parent too. We have been through similar things. Tracey has turned my life around. I can’t thank her enough.

Although the couple doesn’t have a date yet for the big day, they want to enjoy their engagement.

I am very happy”, said Carl to summarise, “so very happy”.

We were delighted to welcome Tracey and Carl back to Sandpipers in November 2019, where they shared a romantic meal for two together – love was truly in the air. We wish them nothing but happiness and look forward to welcoming them back soon.


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