MAJOR sponsors of the appeal are Kingskerswell bypass contractors Galliford Try and their homes division Linden Homes, which has a base in Newton Abbot.
Jim Watson (pictured), project director for the South Devon Link Road, Galliford Try, said: "Being part of the Cockington Restoration Appeal is a fabulous opportunity for us over the next three years while we construct the South Devon Link Road.
"It's important for us to work closely with local communities and this project will benefit both local families and those who visit the Torbay area."
Nigel Palmer, managing director for Linden Homes South West, said: "As a local business employing local people, we are delighted to be one of the project partners for the Cockington Restoration Appeal.
"Cockington is a fantastic local amenity, close to all of our hearts, and we'll provide any support we can to ensure even greater enjoyment and to improve the economic benefits to Torbay."