Mayday, Mayday – RNLI call for Volunteers

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RNLI need YOU too

Did you know that the RNLI rescue on average around 24 people every single day? This high-level of  dedication obviously requires ongoing funds in order to maintain such a life-saving service. That is the main reason that London’s RNLI is appealing for hundreds of volunteers to step forward on what is set to be one of the biggest fundraising collections of 2015.

London’s RNLI

London’s RNLI stations are amongst some of the busiest around, serving seaside locations and, of course, the River Thames. Based at Tower (next to Waterloo Bridge), Chiswick and Teddington, these three stations saved an amazing 27 lives last year and rescued 231 people.

Such ground-breaking work requires ongoing funding and your support as Alex Drury of the RNLI says,

“We’re more accustomed to responding to calls for help rather than issuing them, but right now we need the support of Londoners to make Mayday a success.”

April 28th London Collection

Volunteers on the day will have bright yellow RNLI waterproofs to wear and will be armed with collection buckets. The plan is to man around 80 tube and railway stations around the capital. Whether you are available for a full day or just a few hours, your time is greatly appreciated – especially during rush hours. As a representative from the RNLI says,

“Our big collection day is Tuesday April 28 between 7am and 7pm when hundreds of people will be needed to collect money in buckets throughout the capital. Any amount of time you can spare, particularly during morning and evening rush hours, would make a real difference.”

There are lots of Mayday collections planned throughout the UK during this year. To find out what is happening in your local area and when visit 

Find out more

For more information  why not email any queries to, or call 0300 300 9903?

Once online you will also discover the many other ways in which you can raise funds for the RNLI. For instance as part of school-sponsored events, wearing your wellies to work or even offering time at your local RNLI centre. Not sure where your nearest station is? Don’t worry, there is a handy station finder on the site.Mayday RNLI

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