David Taylor Head of Meetings & Events (UK&I Managed Estate) IHG, and Ricky Kapoor, Commercial Director of Hotel World Plus are the latest faces to join HBAA’s fundraising event raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
On 2nd May, seven participants will board an RNLI training boat at the port of Poole and be left floating in the middle of the sea until a target figure is reached in donations. The crew will hold tightly to their life jackets and mobile phones while appealing to their industry contacts, work colleagues, friends and family to help them make it back to the shore.
David Taylor, Intercontinental Hotel Group said; “I am pleased to support and be involved in the HBAA fundraising initiative as I join other industry colleagues adrift in the Channel with the only hope of rescue being the amount of money we can raise for a great cause. If we raise enough, we can look forward to being rescued. If not, it could be a long day, especially if Ricky is feeling the cold!
“With our luck, it will be wet, cold and windy and that’s a walk in the park for what the RNLI have to deal with. RNLI receives no government funding, and is entirely reliant on charitable donations. So help us make it back to the warmth of a warm bar and a welcome hot chocolate. Your donations and support will be very welcome and will help support a charity which gives selfless courage and dedication of brave lifeboat crews, for those in distress at sea.”
Ricky Kapoor, commercial director of Hotel World Plus commented; “I am delighted to join my HBAA colleagues supporting the RNLI on what will be an eventful day out in trying to raise as much money as we can. The RNLI charity is such a worthy cause and I think it is also very important in raising the awareness of the hard work that RNLI do in saving lives at sea.”
For regular updates on the ‘HBAA in a Boat’ funds raised for the RNLI, follow the event’s official hashtag #HBAAinaboat.
The HBAA welcomes donations on the association’s fundraising page www.virginmoneygiving.com/hbaa