Here at Haven we are proud to support BBC Children in Need! For the last two years we have Pudsey-fied our Hemel HQ into a donation hotline, for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Night, taking calls until 2am in the morning! This year was no different, so I thought it would be great to show you all the great activities and fun we had last Friday and a catch up on what has been going on across the parks.
We love BBC Children in Need here at Haven, so much so that we are aiming to raise a mammoth £300,000 this year! Since our last update in June we have managed to raise another £125,000 and we still have much more to come. So we asked Johnny (you can also read a little interview with him below, to find out what he does for BBC Children in Need) to take you on our Children in Need journey since June…
Haven are proud to support BBC Children in Need and last year , with the help of our owners and holiday-makers, we raised £240,000! This year we have pledged to raise even more, £300,000 to be exact!
Now before you start to panic, no you haven’t slept through Summer, right up until November! Here at Haven we work hard to raise money for BBC Children in Need all throughout the year. We’re really excited and honoured to be supporting BBC Children in Need and this year we are pulling out all the stops to try and raise as much money as we can — we are ready to get our paws dirty! So far we have managed to raise £40,000 and still have loads of really great events lined up. As a result of all this we asked Johnny to give you a rundown of just a few of the fantastic events we have had on our parks and an exciting glimpse into the coming months…
Who is it? Nick Moran, General Manager at Littlesea.
What did he do? Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro
How much did he raise? £1000
Why did he do it? It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Also, I booked it when I’d turned 40 so maybe it was a mid-life thing?
How did he train? I started training in November 2012 when I was at Devon Cliffs (just after I joined Bourne Leisure) and continued with some hill walks around the Purbecks and South West Coastal Path once I joined the team at Littlesea.
Which walk did he do? I joined the Lemosho Route it’s a 7-day trek, 5 up and 2 down. My fellow trekkers were from all walks of life, all ages and from all over the world. There were 27 of us (inc a Leader and Medic) and over 100 ‘rafikis’ (meaning ‘friend’ – they were the porters/cooks/guides etc).
What was the best part? On a personal note there were three aspects that kept me going on the way up; I had a photo of my daughter, Isabella (who’s 9) in my pocket and kept getting it out when I was feeling a bit low – just looking at her gave me a boost, I had a secret stash of liquorice allsorts which gave me a sugar boost, and I knew I was raising money for a great charity and that I had so many supporters back home.
What was the hardest part? One was coming […]