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RNLI makes its own Mayday call for help 28.04.21

THE RNLI has launched its Mayday Mile fundraiser as the charityís rescue figures for 2020, show lifesaving crews in Donegal launched their all-weather and inshore lifeboats 56 times, bringing 82 people to safety. Twenty one of those launches were carried out in the hours of darkness. Lough Swilly RNLI in Inishowen launched 21 times, coming to the aid of 34 people.
To sign up for the Mayday Mile visit www.RNLI.org .
All three Donegal lifeboat stations, Lough Swilly, Bundoran and Arranmore, have remained operational throughout the pandemic with volunteers working amid Covid-19 restrictions and with additional safety protocols in place. During this time, RNLI crews have responded to a range of activities and people in difficulty including kayakers, canoeists, jet-skiers, motorboats, fishing vessels, sailing boats and swimmers.
The charity is now putting out its own Mayday call for help as it prepares for a busy summer. With high numbers of visitors expected as more people choose to holiday closer to home, more funds are needed to ensure the lifesaving service is able to keep everyone safe.
The RNLI is asking people to do their own Mayday Mile to help raise funds. Launching this Saturday, 1st May and running for the whole month, the RNLIís Mayday campaign asks people to sign up to support lifesavers around Ireland and the UK. The charity is calling on supporters to join the Mayday Mile and cover at least one mile in any way they like in order to raise vital funds.
To sign up for the Mayday Mile or to make a donation in support of the RNLIís lifesavers, please visit www.RNLI.org .
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