The family event will be held on Sunday 21 May at 9:30am as supporters make a splash for Mayday and run into the surf lagoon. The event is open to participants aged five and over as younger members of the group get to enjoy watching friends and family make a splash as they help save lives at sea.
Registration is free but 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.
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 over the summer.
The RNLI’s Mayday campaign begins on Monday 1 May and will run for the whole month, with fundraising events taking place across the UK and Ireland. This year, the RNLI hopes to raise £750,000 through Mayday, which will be used to fund essential kit for the charity’s brave volunteer lifeboat crews.
Deb Mahon, Community Fundraising Manager said: ‘RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland 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, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
‘We are delighted to be working with Surf Snowdonia to bring this event to north Wales. Both partners share the ethos that water safety is the number one priority. Visitors come to north Wales to enjoy our fantastic beaches and lakes; we want them to be well informed about how to enjoy the water safely.