From Our Editors
In 2015, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) volunteer lifeboat crews saved 348 lives and rescued 7,973 people – that’s an average of 23 people rescued every day. This coming May Day bank holiday weekend, the charity is issuing its own call for help. Through its national annual fundraising event, Mayday, the RNLI is calling on people to show their support to help the charity’s lifeboat crews carry on saving lives. Every day is Mayday for the RNLI’s lifeboat crews, who are specially-trained volunteers, on-call 24/7 to save lives at sea. Whatever the weather, day or night, they are ready to drop everything and launch the lifeboats to rescue anyone in danger at sea around the coasts of the UK and Ireland. But, as a charity, the lifesaving service they provide is only possible thanks to the generous support of the public.