The North Wales Community Manager completes a Mayday Mile fundraising challenge.

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat institution (RNLI) is having its annual Mayday fund raising appeal, appeal after losing income as fundraising activities had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Catherine Tudor Jones at Moelfre

RNLI/ Delwyn Parry

Catherine Tudor Jones at Moelfre

The Royal National Lifeboat institution (RNLI) is having its annual Mayday fund raising appeal, appeal after losing income as fundraising activities had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Catherine Tudor Jones the Community Manager for the RNLI in North and Mid Wales decided to do her part in The Mayday Mile challenge by running between the lifeboat stations at Moelfre and Beaumaris on Anglesey.

Accompanied by Delwyn Parry from Llanddona, the run was completed in three hours and six minutes in poor weather conditions due to the wind and rain.

The RNLI spent an additional £1.2M in 2020 on PPE, including almost 700,000 face masks, 2.4 million gloves and 4,700 litres of hand sanitizer. This is money the charity hadn’t budgeted for but needed to be spent to keep its lifesavers and the public protected during the coronavirus crisis.

Catherine Tudor Jones at Beaumaris

RNLI/ Catherine Jones

Catherine Tudor Jones at Beaumaris
The Route taken by Catherine Tudor Jones

RNLI/ Catherine Jones

The Route taken by Catherine Tudor Jones

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.

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