Troon fundraisers sponsored Welly Walk for RNLI Mayday campaign
On Sunday 26 May 2019, Troon RNLI Fundraising Branch held their Mayday Welly Walk.
Many enthusiastic walkers joined RNLI fundraisers and volunteers for a sponsored walk along the beach from Barassie to Irvine raising money for the annual RNLI fundraising campaign for vital crew kit.
For the month of May, the RNLI’s Mayday campaign is asking people to ‘do their bit, to fund our kit’ and hoping to raise £700,000 to fund the crucial kit volunteer crews rely on, which includes lifejackets, helmets and the RNLI’s yellow wellies.
Urda Cotter, Troon RNLI Fundraising Branch Treasurer said “We are really grateful to everyone who participated in the Welly Walk and to those who donated to the RNLI at the weekend. All money raised will go towards buying kit which helps to keep our dedicated volunteers safe whilst they save lives at sea.”
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.