18 Apr Make a splash with RNLI’s Big Mayday Dip at Surf Snowdonia!
This is a great, fun family event that we’re sure you’ll want to know about.
Families from all over North Wales and the North West will be coming to join us for the RNLI’s Big Mayday Dip which will take place in our surf lagoon next month!
The RNLI’s Big Mayday Dip will take place at Surf Snowdonia on Sunday 21st May. It will help raise vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as part of the charity’s national annual Mayday fundraising event.
We’re asking you to come and join in the fun by dressing up as your favourite legend before running into our surf lagoon and making a splash for Mayday!
The event is open to participants aged five and over and money raised will be used to fund essential kit for the charity’s brave volunteer lifeboat crews which offer their lifesaving service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Having fun on and around water is a brilliant day out but it’s important to know how to do it safely. Alongside the dip, the RNLI will be on site ready to share key tips and hints of how families can stay safe whilst enjoying Wales’ fantastic beaches, lakes and rivers over the summer.
Water safety is a key priority for us and we think it’s a life skill everyone should have. By working with the RNLI we can reinforce that water safety messaging to make sure that all of you who visit us have the right skills to stay safe wherever you surf or swim this summer.
Anyone who wishes to get involved with the Big Mayday Dip should register for free at www.BigMaydayDip.eventbrite.co.uk. A fundraising pack will be forwarded to everyone who registers before the day, but there will be the opportunity to turn up and register on the morning too.
There is a suggested donation of £10 per adult and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four, to take part and all participants will get an RNLI t-shirt. Money raised through Mayday fundraising events will help kit out RNLI lifeboat crews so they’re ready to face the harshest conditions at sea, with it costing £1,593 to provide an all-weather lifeboat crew member with all of the vital kit they need during a rescue.
The RNLI is also encouraging people to show their support, and join the conversation, by using the hashtag #MaydayEveryDay, by donating online or buying a yellow welly pin badge to show their support.
Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews in Wales launched 1,185 times, rescuing 1,162 people and saved 73 lives.