Haven adopts RNLI as national charity partner

Holiday park operator Haven has partnered with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to highlight messages about safety along the UK coastline.

As Haven’s exclusive national charity partner, the RNLI will be involved with the operator’s ‘Safe & Secure’ attitude towards water and beach activities.

Haven will support the RNLI’s Mayday and Fish Supper fundraising campaigns with events and activities aimed at encouraging families to discover more about the importance of beach safety.

The Bourne Leisure-owned brand is also introducing an activity created with the RNLI, called ‘Coastal Explorer’ at its 36 family holiday parks.

The free activity is part of Haven’s Nature Rockz programme and gives holidaymakers the opportunity to take part in an expert guided beach safety session led by experienced coastal rangers. This activity will be available from May 1.

Jane Bentall, Have managing director, said: “We are very proud to be partnering with the RNLI over the next three years.

“As a family holiday provider with locations all around the great British coast we have a ‘Safe & Secure’ attitude towards water and beach activities, which makes the RNLI the perfect fit for Haven.

“In 2017, we welcomed over 2.6 million holidaymakers to our holiday parks, many travelling from inland towns and cities. This partnership gives us a huge opportunity to share vital water safety messaging with all our guests.”

Leesa Harwood, RNLI director of community lifesaving, added: “Our partnership with Haven is an exciting opportunity to talk with thousands of families enjoying coastal holidays about safety around the water. Our volunteers and staff will be working alongside the Haven team at holiday parks and around the coast to create fun family activities, share essential safety advice and raise money to support our ongoing drowning prevention and lifesaving work.”