Pwllheli RNLI receives generous donation from Haven holiday company

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Pwllheli RNLI were pleased to receive an impressive donation of £10,565 for the RNLI by UK holiday company Haven.

Three PWllheli RNLI boat crew volunteers, Sion Rowlands, Anton Hook and Charlie Falck in RNLI kit each holding two yellow wellies with numbers on which show the total of £10,565.

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Pwllheli RNLI volunteer boat crew members (L-R) Sion Rowlands, Anton Hook and Charlie Falck display the grand total

The money was raised thanks to an initiative with Haven’s owner community with £5 being donated to the RNLI for each owner participating in the company’s Part Exchange programme.

Pwllheli RNLI volunteer boat crew member, Anton Hook, was chosen to present the money on behalf of Haven. Anton is Holiday Home Advisor at Greenacres Holiday Park and works on the Part Exchange programme.

Anton said: ‘Being able to present this incredible donation to the RNLI is an honour. The charity works extremely hard to keep people safe at sea. I know first-hand, from being both a Haven team member and an RNLI volunteer, just how important these funds are to help the RNLI continue its vital work of saving lives at sea.’

Now in its fifth year, Haven’s guests, owners and team members across the country have raised close to £500,000 since the partnership with the RNLI began and is aiming for a record-breaking year in 2022.

‘The Part Exchange programme Haven has run this year has given a huge boost to our fundraising efforts,’ said Steve Hulbert, Senior Commercial Partnerships Manager for the RNLI. ‘With more and more people enjoying the British coastline this summer, the money will help us to support our crews and ensure we can save more lives at sea.’

Haven welcomes over 2.6 million people each year at its 41 award-winning holiday parks situated along some of Britain’s most stunning coastlines.

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