Day 1 of 10 Day Water Fast: How to save a life
Sorry for disturbing you so late. Today, I was saddened by the news that a member of the Irish Coastguard of the RNLI has passed away. For a moment it brought home the sacrifice RNLI volunteers make, which includes risking their own lives to stop people drowning at sea. The song ‘How To Save A Life’ by The Fray came to mind and made me realise how important work to raise awareness for hat the RNLI does really is.
Today is the first day of my 10 Day Water Fast as part of the RNLI’s 10 Day #H2Only Challenge — sacrificing your favourite drinks to drink water only with meals for 10 days. I decided to do a 10 Day Water Fast because I had to drink water only with my meals for 90 days as part of the 90 day water challenge and felt it would be best to step up.
It’s the first time I’ve done it and besides I’m doing this so that the RNLI can continue to save lives. They’re a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, that means not only if you drown, but if your house is flooded they have a flood rescue service dedicated to helping people in that situation. This is why I say to people they’re like ‘the NHS on a boat.’
They are on hand to prevent unnecessary deaths in the water, by putting their own lives on the line everyday like the brave member of the Irish Coastguard. Would you like to have another Camber Sands tragedy where 5 childhood friends who were there for the summer break never see their families again? Do you want innocent young lives to be lost due to their lack of awareness of the dangers of being at sea? I certainly don’t. Preventing this from happening again is easier than you think. You don’t need a boat. You don’t need specialist equipment. You don’t even need to be able to swim. Want to know how to save a life? All you’ve got to do is donate here and leave the rest to the RNLI.