‘We are not going to be rescued until we raise money for RNLI’
On Wednesday, 2nd May, a team of brave volunteer members of the HBAA will be cast adrift in waters off the port of Poole in an initiative to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The ‘lucky’ members will be cast adrift in a RNLI training boat at sea, as part of a rescue exercise. Then, with only their mobile phones as tools, they will have two hours to raise money for the charity by contacting their friends, families, colleagues and industry contacts. The catch? They won’t be saved unless they manage to reach a target figure in donations.
We are very proud to announce that our own Sales and Marketing Director, Rajesh Vohra, is taking part in this initiative: “I was delighted to receive an invitation from Chris Peacock to join him in his novel method of raising money for the RNLI. As a renowned British Institution I was surprised to learn that they operate purely from donations by the British public and receive no Governmental support. I look forward to being rescued from waters off the south coast, having raised a significant amount of money for this very worthy cause.”
Other participants include: David Taylor, Head of Meetings & Events (UK&I Managed Estate) IHG; Ricky Kapoor, Commercial Director of Hotel World Plus; Angie Mason, director of Absolute Corporate Events; and others.
The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea with the majority of the lifeboat crew members being unpaid volunteers. The RNLI is solely funded by voluntary donations and legacies. Let’s all join this cause and support RNLI with a donation. Please go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/hbaa to make your contribution!
Check news and updates on Twitter. The event official hashtag is #HBAAinaboat