RNLI makes its own
Mayday call for help
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.
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
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