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Yellow wellies strike gold for Penarth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The recent sale of RNLI yellow badges around the Penarth community has helped raise much needed funds for the charity’s annual Mayday campaign.

In total £400 was collected, and a big thank you must go to the venues that sold the badges; The Seashore Grill, Penarth Yacht Club, Holm House, Wigmore Wright, Lush's, Puravida, Fourways, Pier 64, The Copthorne Hotel and The Holiday Inn.
 
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep. Mayday is the RNLI’s own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to continue our lifesaving service, which we operate day and night, 365 days a year.
 
Many of the Mayday fundraising events that have taken place across the country have had a yellow welly theme, in a nod to the essential kit that the RNLI’s lifeboat crew members wear on their feet when they go out to sea to save lives.
 
Money raised through the Mayday campaign – which ran from Tuesday 26 April to Monday 2 May – will support the RNLI’s lifesaving work. It could be used to fund crew training, contribute towards the running costs of a lifeboat station or buy new crew kit like the yellow wellies. 

There is still time to support Mayday. Visit RNLI.org/Mayday to donate or text MAYDAY to 70300 to donate £3*.

Notes to Editor
  
 The RNLI operates 237 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews launched 8,228 times, rescuing 7,973 people and saving 348 lives.
 
* Texts cost £3 + standard network rate. Please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission. The RNLI will receive £3.

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For further information, please contact please contact Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer Andy Berry on 07951 051128.

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