Redcar RNLI put their best feet forward for mayday appeal
Two volunteers from Redcar RNLI, together with family members, and even their pets, have stepped out for the start of the RNLI’s Mayday appeal.
On Saturday 1 May 2021, RNLI volunteers Adam Enderwick and Anthony Sanderson donned full RNLI kit and set out from the lifeboat station to walk along the beach at Redcar with their children and other family members to raise money for the appeal.
Adam said: ‘A mayday call is the most urgent plea we receive and is used when life is in immediate danger. Usually we answer calls for help. But today, with summer on the way, it’s us who need the public’s help.
Adam continued ‘We’re expecting more families than ever to book holidays in the UK and Ireland this year. People are excited to get away – and that’s how it should be. But it’s so easy to get into trouble by the water. For walkers to get cut off by the tide. For a paddling child to be swept out to sea.
‘We’re raising funds to keep our crew kitted and trained to deal with these emergencies – and come home safe themselves.’
The walkers even managed to find time to divert from their planned route on the beach to grab a quick ice cream before finishing back at the lifeboat station.
You can donate to Adam's Mayday Mile fundraiser at https://themaydaymile.rnli.org/fundraising/enderwick-mayday-mile.
This year’s Mayday Mile takes place virtually from 1-16 May 2021. People who take part can complete the challenge at a time that suits them during these dates. For more information go to themaydaymile.rnli.org.
Notes to editors:
Image of Redcar RNLI volunteers Adam Enderwick & Anthony Sanderson with their families during the Mayday Mile walk - credit RNLI/Dave Cocks. Image of Anthony Sanderson taking a break during the Mayday Mile walk - credit RNLI/Dave Cocks. Image of the RNLI Mayday Mile logo - credit RNLI.
Redcar lifeboat station has been operating since 1802
Redcar currently operates a B-class lifeboat named Leicester Challenge III, paid for by the people of Leicester, and an IB1-class lifeboat named Eileen May Loach-Thomas, paid from the legacy of the late Mr Nick Thomas of Shropshire
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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 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.