AN annual car wash at Hoylake lifeboat station has raised £1,115 for national RNLI campaign Mayday.

Lifeboat crew volunteers donned their distinctive yellow wellies and cleaned cars at the station on North Parade, Hoylake for £5 per car.

The crew washed 152 vehicles, one peddle car and a Wirral Coastguard Vehicle.

The event was supported by Wirral Amateur Radio Club who broadcasted from the site to promote the work of the RNLI.

Coxswain Andy Dodd said: "We want to say a massive thank you to everybody who brought their car out to be cleaned on Sunday.

"It means a lot to see such positive support from the local community.”

Money raised through Mayday events will help provide lifeboat crews with the best kit possible with it currently costing £1,598 to provide one all-weather lifeboat crew member with the kit they need when responding to a call for help.

The RNLI’s national Mayday fundraiser began on May 1 and will run for the whole month, with fundraising events taking place across the UK and Ireland.

This year the national charity hopes to raise £750,000 from this year's event.

Anyone who wants to help raise cash for Mayday can visit to register for a free fundraising pack.