Hoylake lifeboat crew’s annual fundraising car wash to take place


Hoylake RNLI’s lifeboat team are getting in gear for their annual ‘Mayday car wash’ to scrub, rinse and polish visitors’ cars for just £5 per vehicle.

From 10am to 1pm on Saturday 18 May, the crew will aim to beat last year’s total of £1,100, with all money raised going to support their lifesaving work.

Hoylake RNLI Coxswain Howie Owen said: “We’re looking forward to this year’s fundraising car wash. Our community is so supportive of Hoylake RNLI and we hope they’ll turn out again to donate to their local lifeboat station.

“Our crew clean our lifeboat, hovercraft and tractors thoroughly after every launch, so visitors can be sure their cars will leave looking ship-shape!”

Hoylake’s crew launched 35 times in 2023 and 37 times in 2022, and with demand for its lifesaving services at a high, the RNLI is putting out its own ‘Mayday’ call, urging the public to donate through events like the car wash.

The RNLI’s Mayday national fundraiser began on 1 May and runs for the whole month across the UK and Ireland.

Howie added: “We’re ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergencies. Your support funds training, kit, stations and fuel – just some of the things we need to save lives, so please come and help us beat our fundraising total from last year.”

Supporters can also donate online to directly support Hoylake RNLI lifeboat station by visiting https://fundraise.rnli.org/fundraisers/Hoylake.

Photo credit: Hoylake RNLI