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Inishowen urged to support RNLI Mayday call 18.04.19

THE RNLI is calling on the people of Inishowen to support their volunteer lifeboat crews as Mayday, the charityís annual fundraising campaign, is launched.
The lifeboat crew at Lough Swilly launched 21 times, rescuing 23 people in 2018. These rescues are only possible because of the donations made to the charity by supporters.
 Lough Swilly lifeboat in action.
For the month of May, the RNLIís Mayday campaign is asking people to help fund the crucial kit volunteer lifeboat crews rely on, like lifejackets, helmets and the RNLIís iconic yellow wellies.
Joe Joyce, Lough Swilly RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: "Our crews drop everything when their pagers go off to launch the lifeboat and head out to help those in trouble. Our lifeboat crew kit gives our volunteers the confidence to face all weathers and conditions, night or day. The right kit is vital in helping to make sure we do what we are trained to do and that we bring everyone home safely."
"Last year, RNLI crews in County Donegal launched 69 times and rescued 69 people. The RNLIís Mayday fundraiser is our own call for help, and we are asking people to Ďdo their bit to fund our kití throughout May."
Anyone who wants to get involved should visit to register for a free Mayday pack. The charity is also encouraging people to show support on social media, joining the conversation using the hashtag #MaydayEveryDay, by donating online or buying a yellow welly pin badge.
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