RNLI issues mayday call for local volunteer help

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is issuing its own call for help, appealing for volunteers and fundraisers to get involved with ‘Mayday’, the charity’s forthcoming national fundraising event which will take place in May this year.

Street collections and fundraising events will be taking place and the charity is calling on people to show their support – either by volunteering to help with collections and events, or by taking part in a fundraising activity, in aid of the RNLI.

This is the first time the charity’s Mayday campaign has been run nationally in the UK following its success in Ireland. It will launch on Friday 1 May and run in the UK and Ireland across the four-day May Day bank holiday weekend.

Most of the events will have a ‘welly’ theme, in a nod to the yellow wellies – an essential piece of kit – worn by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew members. Welly walks and welly-themed cake sales are just two examples of the events that will be taking place. The charity estimates it will need around 1,100 volunteers to help run the events .

Contact local RNLI crews to register your interest.