Mayday 2017

This May, we’re asking you to help kit out our courageous volunteer lifeboat crew. Sign up for a fundraising pack and help provide our lifesavers with the equipment they need to save lives at sea.

Every day is Mayday for us

It could be any day. A birthday, a work day, even Christmas Day. When a mayday call comes in, our volunteer lifeboat crews drop everything to save lives at sea. They depend on their kit to help them save lives - and to bring them home safely.

By getting involved in Mayday you can be a lifesaver too. Get your fundraising pack and everything you need to raise money for the RNLI.

One important piece of kit you’ll be helping fund is the crews’ yellow wellies. Mayday fundraisers around the UK and Ireland are taking inspiration from this fun but practical footwear. And from wearing wellies to work to baking up some boot-shaped biscuits, there are so many ways you can get involved.

* Any funds raised over and above our target will go towards funding our lifesaving work around UK and Ireland.

Our target will pay for...

117 Full crew kits

3,496 Pairs of wellies

9,375 Pairs of gloves

409 Lifejackets

Be part of our Mayday

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RNLI yellow wellies inside the crew kit room at Newcastle Lifeboat Station.
Why kit matters
Boots, lifejackets, gloves, helmets … the right kit saves lives. 
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Cupcakes with swirly icing arranged round a small image of an RNLI welly, for a fundraising bake sale event.
Fundraising ideas
Wear your wellies, bake some cakes … some ideas to get your fundraising going.
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Three RNLI fundraisers standing in front of a giant yellow welly sculpture in Edinburgh. The fundraisers are holding out RNLI buckets used to collect money.
Mayday events
Want to join in this Mayday? Take a look at some of the brilliant events supporters like you have organised. 
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Image of yellow welly range available in RNLI shops including key rings, cups, pens and more.
Mayday news
Get the latest Mayday news and find out how supporters like you are helping to save lives. 
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The Welly Wagon parked outside RNLI HQ in Poole
Look out for the Welly Wagon
The Welly Wagon, kindly supplied by Hertz, will be coming to a Mayday event near you. Look out for the eye-catching van and give us a wave to show your support.
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