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“When we are on a callout, sometimes for many hours in all weathers, the kit will allow for easier movement and will help with the heat or cold…It means we can focus on the job at hand and not be restricted by our movements, something that is especially important when trying to get a casualty onboard in extreme sea conditions.”

Volunteers wishing to get involved can visit RNLI Mayday to register for a fundraising pack and join the social media conversation using the hastag #MaydayEveryDay, or by donating online or buying a yellow crew member pin badge. 

The cost of ONE all-weather lifeboat crew kit is €1,862.

In 2017, Irish RNLI lifeboat crews launched 1,103 times, bringing 1,342 people to safety.