Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat crew put on their yellow wellies for the Mayday Mile

Lifeboats News Release

The Eyemouth volunteer lifeboat crew were out in force for this year's Mayday Mile, with family and friends joining in.

Eyemouth lifeboat crew and families helped to raise almost £1,100 pounds with a Mayday Mile and pop up shop

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

Eyemouth lifeboat crew and families helped to raise almost £1,100 for this year's Mayday Mile RNLI fundraiser

The crew walked through Eyemouth in their distinctive yellow kit and collected donations for the RNLI, while the pop up shop was very popular and raised more funds to help the charity save lives at sea. Two skiffs belonging to the Eyemouth and District Coastal Rowing club also attracted local people and visitors to the harbour.

Almost £1,100 was raised by the crew and fundraiser volunteers.

Coxswain/Mechanic Andrew Jamieson said: “Summer is our busiest time, with more people coming to the coast, more people will get into danger. The money raised will help to train and equip the Eyemouth lifeboat crew so they are ready for whatever summer brings.”

It's not too late to join in, you can go the distance to help out anytime in May! See https://rnli.org/mayday for more information.

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Wendy Lorimer, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Eyemouth RNLI on 07946650114 or email [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07920 365929 or [email protected]

RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

Eyemouth volunteer crew and families leaving Eyemouth lifeboat staion on the start of this year's Mayday Mile

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

Eyemouth volunteer crew and families go the distance for this year's Mayday Mile RNLI fundraiser

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