McCaig’s Tower lights up for MayDay Appeal

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This May your local RNLI crew are asking for your support.

Whether you feel like mustering the energy to lift a lifeboat with your gym partner or fancy a more laid back day of baking there’s plenty you can do to help.

The lifesaving charity, which is supported entirely by public donations, is asking people to organise a fundraising event, any time in May, to help fund the iconic yellow kit worn by lifeboat crew volunteers.

Iain Fulton, press officer for Oban Lifeboat Station, said: ‘During the month we’re asking people in our community and across the country to do their bit to help fund our volunteer crews’ lifesaving kit. Around the country many
well-known landmarks will be lit up in yellow lights to help spread awareness of the appeal.

‘Oban however, has gone one step further with McCaig’s Tower and the lights on the esplanade being lit up yellow for the entire month of May.

‘The RNLI is entirely funded by the generosity of the public, we wouldn’t exist without them and ‘MayDay’ gives people a chance to get creative and have a bit of fun all while helping to save lives. For example a bake sale that raises £55 would buy a pair of our protective, steel-toed wellies for a
crew member. Those boots could take part in hundreds of shouts and play their part in saving lives at seas.

If people want to get involved they can find lots of details on the
RNLI Mayday website at

For more information or to request a fundraising pack the RNLI would encourage people to call 0300 300 9908 or email