Members of the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) will
be cast adrift off the coast of Poole next month in a
bid to raise cash for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The RNLI has been nominated as the HBAA's chosen charity by this
year’s chairman, Chris Peacock. The crew of association members and industry figures
will have two hours to be rescued from the boat, which will only happen when a
target figure is reached in donations from their mobile phone and social media
contact books of colleagues, business acquaintances, friends and family.
The HBAA’s Peacock, said: “We are extremely excited to
announce details of the ‘HBAA in a Boat’ campaign to the industry. We greatly
admire the work the RNLI does around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and our aim this year is to raise enough
money to fully fund the training of two lifeboat stations for a year. None
of us knows as yet who will be stranded at sea – but at least we know we’ll be
in safe hands!”
Anyone wishing to donate can visit the association’s fundraising