Haven’s Mayday fundraising event raises £601 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
First face to face fundraising event for two years raises cash and smiles for Haven's charitable partner
Leading UK holiday company Haven has raised an incredible £601 from its Mayday fundraising event, to help support its charity partner the RNLI.
Smashing the events target of £500, the fundraising event was in full swing at the Haven’s Hemel Hempstead support centre on Tuesday 10 May. A fantastic turnout was present on the day and funds were raised through a series of games, raffles and fun challenges.
Proceedings kicked off with a one mile walk through the local town with a group of Haven team members dressed in the charities Mayday signature bright yellow colour. Stopped by intrigued members of the public, Haven was able to raise awareness within the community of water safety and the incredible work the RNLI carry out, with some members of the public offering to donate to help and support.
“It was amazing to be a part of the fundraising day at Haven’s headquarters and see the hard work that has gone into supporting us and the work we carry out,” says Emily Roach, Partnership Account Manager at RNLI. “Our work with Haven continues to ensure we can provide its guests with a range of information to help them feel safe at sea and enjoy their holiday by the coast”.
Back at the support centre, team members got competitive with games such as ‘Get Your Kit On’ which saw two people go head-to-head to see who could get dressed in RNLI crew kit on the fastest. Winners were able to get their hands on official Team GB merchandise and RNLI gifting items.
So far this year, Haven guests, owners and team members across the country have raised an incredible £29,159.25 across its parks, helping to reach the ambitious target of £125,000 for 2022 to help support the RNLI.
Operating at 41 award-winning holiday parks on the cusp of some of Britain’s most stunning coastlines, Haven welcomes over 2.6 million people each year and with the help of the RNLI they can continue to keep holidaymakers safe.
For more information about the charity visit www.rnli.org or follow @RNLI on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.