Answer the RNLI’s Mayday call in Liverpool and help save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers are sending out their own Mayday to the people of Liverpool this week as the charity launches its national fundraising event.

Volunteer RNLI collectors will be out in force in the city centre and at Liverpool One from Thursday 28 April to Tuesday 3 May as part of RNLI Mayday.

Chloe Shore, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager, said: ‘RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews like those at New Brighton, Hoylake and West Kirby are willing to drop everything to go and save lives at sea when their pagers beep. The Mayday campaign is our own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to help us continue our lifesaving service, which we operate day and night, 365 days a year.’
The RNLI’s Mayday campaign launches nationwide tomorrow (Tuesday 26 April) and runs through the May Day bank holiday weekend, with street collections and fundraising events taking place across the UK and Ireland.

The charity is encouraging people to show their support by using the hashtag #MaydayEveryday on social media, buying and wearing a Mayday yellow welly pin badge, hosting or supporting a fundraising event or donating online.

Visit to donate, to order a pin badge or to see what other ways you can support the RNLI’s Mayday campaign. Alternatively, text MAYDAY to 70300 to donate £3*.

Money raised through Mayday fundraising events will support the RNLI’s lifesaving work – it could be used to fund crew training, buy new crew kit, or contribute towards the running costs of a lifeboat station.

* Texts cost £3 + standard network rate. Please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission. The RNLI will receive £3.

RNLI media contacts
For more information, please contact Alison Levett on 07786 668912 or at  Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email

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 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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