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Nathans Mayday Mile

Lifeboats News Release

A young RNLI supporter and his lifeboat teddy have been raising money throughout May as part of the RNLI Mayday Mile campaign.

Nathans Mayday Mile

Lesley-Anne Macrae

Nathans Mayday Mile

Four year old Nathan Macrae from Symington has been taking regular Mayday Mile walks and so far he has walked and cycled 5 miles in aid of the RNLI. Thanks to his efforts Nathan has already exceeded his £60 target raising a staggering £220!

Nathan chose to raise money for the RNLI because he wanted to help real life heroes. His mum Lesley-Anne said “I have given a monthly donation for as long as I can remember but Nathan decided he wanted to do his own fundraising. The RNLI do an amazing job every single day and we are happy to help in any way we can.”

Troon RNLI Coxswain Joe Millar said, 'It’s great to have a young supporter who is keen to raise money for the RNLI. On behalf of everyone at Troon lifeboat, I would like to thank Nathan for his superb Mayday mile fundraising efforts.’

The RNLI’s Mayday Mile campaign launched on May 1, and runs throughout the month. The Mayday Mile is a way to show your support to the RNLI lifesavers and answer their call. Take on your mile however you like. Alone or with a friend. Just once or every day for a week. It’s entirely up to you.

Find out more about the Mayday Mile campaign:

Here's a link to Nathans fundraising page -

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