Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI lifeboat crew take on the Mayday Mile

Lifeboats News Release

Five crew from Berwick upon Tweed RNLI took part in the RNLI Mayday Mile on Sunday morning (9 May), from the Tweedmouth war memorial to Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Crew ready for to do The Mayday Mile

Alan Huges

May Day Mile

Two of the Crew Amy Faragher and Jack Laing, were absolute legends as they decided to run in their inshore lifeboat dry suits.


Other crew members, Ryan Dalrymple, Clare Mabon, John Campbell and Mildred the rescue spaniel had a more leisurely walk.

The crew wish to thank Alan Hughes for supporting them and taking photographs before they set off.

The Mayday Mile is the RNLI's main fundraising event this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is a simple ask throughout the UK and Ireland for people to get active and cover at least a mile in aid of Mayday. Participants are free to choose how they do their mile, whether it is walking, running or another activity.

Monies raised from this event will go to equipping and training RNLI crew to save lives at sea.

To donate please follow the link below.

https://themaydaymile.rnli.org/teams/berwick-rnli

If you fancy doing your own RNLI May Day Mile, you can raise lifesaving funds by doing The Mayday Mile. Whether you walk, run or bounce, you can go the distance to support our crews:

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Twitter: http://rnli.social/themaydaymile-tw

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For more information please contact Hazel Bettison, RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on: 07944 757578 or email hazelbettison@hotmail.co.uk


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