Poole Lifeboat Families are going the extra Mayday Mile

Lifeboats News Release

This Mayday weekend Poole Lifeboat volunteers and families are asking you to respond and support us, with our Mayday fundraising

Jack on the beach. Jack is a handsome Jack Russell

RNLI/Poole Lifeboat

Jack ready to do his Mayday miles

A mayday call transmitted over the airways is used to signal a life-threatening emergency and is used when life is in immediate danger and our lifeboat crews will immediately respond and launch to help.

'Team Poole Lifeboat' will be out and about over the weekend 'clocking up the miles', we have a collective target of 1000 miles and to raise £1000

This figure is derived from 999 - If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 and ask for the coastguard,
plus 1, we are 'one crew' .
Poole lifeboat families are collectively fundraising and coming up with their own challenges to smash the target, supporting our station and our volunteers, who are on call this bank holiday weekend and out and about fundraising supporting Poole Bid.
The lifeboat families will be walking, running, rowing, cycling, pushing a pram, stand up paddle boarding and our doggy paws pounding the streets, or in a pram.

'Jack' the handsome Jack Russell is determined to take part, though recovering from a operation on his leg, he will be pushed in his special recuperation pram along the prom by his dad, volunteer Will and mum, Hannah.

Bertie also a handsome Jack Russell, will be helping his mum,our volunteer LPO walk from Sandbanks, stopping off where all the Poole Lifeboat Stations have been sited over the past 156 years and then around Holes Bay a regular hotspot for the lifeboats, he is fit, but his mum struggles to walk far, but they are determined to do their bit, to raise some money towards our target.

Lifeboat volunteer Max, mum Charlie and Rex are raring and roaring to go and have had a practise run (quite literally) and crew Fiona and volunteer webmaster Lloyd are going to be out on the water covering a few nautical miles.

Nikki and Rachael, will be out and about running and cycling, give them a wave if you see the splash of yellow.

So, if you are down in Poole look out for 'Team Poole Lifeboat', out and about in the parks, on the prom, on cycles on the highways and byways, or out on the water.

Our Poole Lifeboat Chairman Kevin, well he sensibly looked at the long-range forecast as he is clocking up his miles on the treadmill in his lounge.

We are all answering the call and on call this bank holiday and everyday, please can you, by donating on the link. we really would appreciate it as it has been a difficult 12 months for fundraising.

Any donations will really spur on 'Team Poole Lifeboat', help us to dig deep and go the extra mile, the money raised,will help us, to save lives at sea.

We will be posting updates throughout the weekend on our social feeds Facebook , Twitter and Instagram, just look for RNLI Poole Lifeboat.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday
this is Poole lifeboat asking you to answer our call


Jack Russell dog and a RNLI welly dog in a garden

RNLI/Anne-Marie Clark

Bertie and Dukie - yellow welly dog Duke of Wellington
The Underhill family ready to take part in their Mayday Miles

RNLI/Poole Lifeboat

Volunteer crew Max, Mum Charlie and Rex ready to reach their target
Volunteers in yellow vests running and smiling!

RNLI/Poole Lifeboat

Volunteer Crew Nikki and Rachael ready to go that extra mile

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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