Report by Don Hale
However you do it, help keep summer safe with The Mayday Mile.
As part of the national event, North Wales Road Runners Club members are running a special mile-relay on Llandudno Prom on Sunday 16th May.
A Mayday is an urgent call for help. Usually, RNLI lifesavers answer mayday calls and go to rescue others. But this May, with the busiest summer season on the way, it’s they who need YOUR help.
The Mayday Mile is a way to answer their call. Cover the distance however you like. Alone or with a friend. Just once or every day for a week. In wellies or on a unicycle. It’s entirely up to you.
The RNLI has answered Mayday calls for nearly 200 years. It’s the most urgent plea, used by mariners when life is in immediate danger and when their lifesavers hear those words, they launch courageously into the unknown to help those who rely on their help.
When you do The Mayday Mile, you’re giving RNLI lifesavers what they need to rescue others, and to come home safe themselves.
From first aid training to breathable kit that helps them keep their cool, there are so many vital things you could help fund.
As we look forward to the rest of this problematic year and beyond, they know they’ll be facing the busiest summer season for the lifesavers to come. And to keep them safe, ready and knowing they can handle whatever the summer brings, they need our help.
Thanks to you, we’ll be one step closer to the happy, fun and safe summer we all deserve this year. Will you go the distance? They’re counting on us to answer their call and take on the Mayday Mile.
North Wales Road Runners Club members will be doing their bit to help with fundraising and expect to have several teams running a mile each and competing in a special relay event on Llandudno Promenade on Sunday 16th May at 10am.
Their support will help the crew stand strong as our busiest summer season approaches.
The Mayday Mile takes place virtually from 1-16 May 2021. You can complete your challenge at a time that suits you during these dates. But don’t worry if you can’t join us then as the challenge will be open throughout the rest of May.
Anywhere you like! Why not surprise us? In your garden, on the beach or halfway up a mountain. You can choose where you take on The Mayday Mile.
*The only thing we ask is that you adhere to the government guidance and keep yourself safe when completing your challenge.
HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS
£25 could provide a pair of sea-going gloves to protect our lifesavers from wind-chill and rope burn.
£55 could buy a pair of sturdy, protective, non-slip boots to keep volunteers sure-footed at sea.
£100/€111 could help us bring water safety lessons to schoolchildren for the summer season.
*Further details and tips about fundraising for the RNLI can be found on the following link: