Cricket: Middlesex stars swap cricket whites for RNLI kit
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Tom Helm, Tom Barber and James Fuller took part in initiative to help raise funds for RNLI
Middlesex stars Tom Helm, Tom Barber and James Fuller have traded their clean and crisp cricket whites for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) new all-weather kit.
The kit swap took place to help promote the RNLI’s annual Mayday fundraising campaign which runs throughout May.
This year, the charity aims to raise £750,000 to fund the vital new lifesaving kits for their 4,800 selfless volunteers across the UK & Ireland.
“We were bowled over by the kits which certainly make a change to our usual outfits,” said Middlesex bowler Tom Helm.
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“The RNLI’s new kit is surprisingly flexible and lightweight – just what their crew need for their lifesaving rescue work.
“The volunteer lifeboat crews, are on call 24 hours a day, every day, to save lives at sea. They are true heroes.”
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RNLI volunteers are on standby day and night, to drop everything in an instant to save lives on waterways and at sea.
In 2017 these crews launched 8,436 times, aiding 8,072 people. RNLI London lifeboat crews alone launched 697 times, aiding 273 people.
To find a Mayday event near you, or to download a fundraising pack, visit RNLI.org/Mayday.