You can help RNLI volunteers save lives in so many exciting ways.

Thousands of people will get into danger by the water this summer - ordinary people, enjoying days out with family or friends. It could happen to you or to someone you love, but you can help make sure RNLI volunteers have the training and kit they need to save every one. Whether that’s a street collection, car wash, bake sale or tackling a Mayday Mile, your kindness could buy the vital seconds that make a lifesaving difference.

Mayday Mile challenge - runners taking on the challenge on the beach

The Mayday Mile

Answer our lifesavers’ call for help – take on a mile a day this May.

Walk it, run it, skate it or even do it in yellow wellies. You choose the time and place – on the beach, in the park, in the kitchen or your local swimming pool. Will you take on the challenge?

Mayday Mile Engagement Events

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Mayday events

You can support Mayday at a local event near you. 

From car washes and open days to active challenges, there are Mayday events happening all across the UK and Ireland.

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