Two new participants on board for HBAA’s ‘Boss in a Boat’ initiative
- Category: Agency & Association
- Created on Monday, 23 April 2012 09:59
Two new participants on board for HBAA’s ‘Boss in a Boat’ initiativeAngie Mason, director of Absolute Corporate Events, and Rajesh Vohra, sales and marketing director, Sarova Hotels, will make a splash on the 2nd May in the port of Poole to help the HBAA’s Chairman, Chris Peacock, Brendon Smith from etc.venues and Trinity Conferences’ MD, Jacki Kavannagh, to push the boat out for the association’s chosen charity for 2012, the RNLI.
The brave crew will be left adrift facing rough waters, winds and an unpredictable climate. To return safe and sound to land they will be sending SOS, SMS, a variety of messages and making calls from their mobile phones until they reach their target amount for the RNLI.
Rajesh Vohra, sales & marketing director, Sarova Hotels Limited, commented: “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.”
Angie Mason, director of Absolute Corporate Events, said: “Anyone who knows me also knows about my hate/hate relationship with water… so not only is this a rather tough personal challenge but more importantly a fantastic opportunity to support our Chairman’s chosen charity – the RNLI – a most worthy cause. Rumours that pictures of me with wet hair are being sold on ebay after the event have been greatly exaggerated!”
The HBAA’s Chairman, Chris Peacock, said: “We are all excited and terrified in equal measure, but we know that with a little help from our industry peers and friends we will be buoyed. It is great to see Absolute Corporate Events and Sarova Hotels getting on board supporting this initiative. To support them and the rest of the crew we appreciate any donations made at www.virginmoneygiving.com/hbaa.”
To keep up to date with announcements of other crew members who will be cast out to sea on 2nd May and for regular updates on funds raised for the RNLI, follow the event’s official hashtag #HBAAinaboat.