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Skegness Mayday Ball: a night of elegance, entertainment and heartfelt giving

Lifeboats News Release

The charity that saves lives at sea is thrilled to announce the return of the annual RNLI Lifeboat Ball; which will be called the Mayday Ball; on Saturday, 18 May 2024, at the stunning Southview Park Hotel in Skegness.

Parkdean Resorts,

Southview Park Hotel, Skegness

After raising over £20k in 2022, the team is eager to bring back this memorable event in May 2024.

The RNLI Mayday Ball is a special evening where the team unites to raise funds for the Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station. It honours the volunteer lifeboat crew, who risk their lives to save lives at sea. With public support, such events can ensure that the volunteers receive the best equipment and training to continue their invaluable work.

Following the success of the 2022 Lifeboat Ball, the event is back at a new date and time of the year, allowing it to align to the annual May Day campaign.

'We're absolutely thrilled to bring the Mayday Ball back in 2024,' says Brad Johnson, Chairperson of the Mayday Ball 2024. 'We look forward to working with businesses and organisations to generate sponsorship; before we go on general sale; for the event, contributing to the vital work of the RNLI and helping to create safer communities.'

Tickets go on general sale on 1 October 2023, priced at just £50 per person.

The Mayday ticket includes a fantastic three-course meal, a welcome drink, and a round of teas and coffees after dinner. Plus, they'll be the opportunity to groove to the rhythms of a live band and let loose as the DJ spins the hottest tracks through the decades. And don't forget about the Charity Auction and Raffle!

Everyone at Skegness RNLI cannot wait to celebrate and raise funds at the Southview Park Hotel, Skegness and want to express 'thanks' to Parkdean Resorts for providing significant discounts for the event allowing the volunteers to raise more money for their cause.

The RNLI Mayday Ball offer various levels of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, from table sponsorship at £300 to platinum sponsorship at £5,000 which are available from 1 July, 2023. Sponsorship is not just about supporting a single event; it's about making a significant difference to lifesaving efforts at sea. Each contribution helps to equip the volunteer crew with the best tools and training, ensuring they can carry out their duties safely and effectively.

By sponsoring this event, people will be directly contributing to the vital work of the RNLI, helping to save lives and create safer communities, while increasing their own brand visibility and demonstrating commitment to social responsibility.

For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please contact Brad Johnson at [email protected].

Get excited to join the team for an unforgettable evening of elegance, entertainment, and heartfelt giving at the RNLI Mayday Ball 2024.

Notes to editors

The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Skegness RNLI is based on Tower Esplanade, Skegness. The lifeboat station was founded in 1825 and the volunteer crew use an all-weather Shannon class lifeboat Joel and April Grunnill and D class lifeboat The Holland Family.

RNLI media contacts

For further information, please contact:

Brad Johnson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for lifeboat station RNLI on [email protected]

RNLI Press Officer: [email protected]

RNLI/Brad Johnson

2022 Lifeboat Ball

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Crew at 2022 Lifeboat Ball

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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