THE SISTER of Haydn Griffiths has said the support she and her family have received from the RNLI has been an “emotional and heart warming honour”.

Haydn Griffiths, from Lowton, near Wigan, drowned following an ill-fated attempt to swim to the wind turbines in Liverpool Bay after entering the water near Derby Pool in New Brighton on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Following extensive searches by the RNLI, Haydn’s family, and members of the local community, the 23-year-old’s body was found five days later by the coastguard near the Marina in Crosby.

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Since losing their brother, sisters Brogan and Megan Griffiths have been campaigning and taking part in challenges to raise awareness around water safety.

In May of this year, Brogan and her family completed the Mayday Mile where they completed a mile a day throughout May.

Since then, a group of Haydn’s family and friends have joined together to take part in the RNLI’s Reindeer Run throughout December.

Brogan told the Globe: “Following on from completing the Mayday mile where we completed a mile a day throughout May, we decided it would be a brilliant idea to sign up for the RNLIs reindeer run throughout December.

“This time you don't have to complete a Mile every day, you just have to reach a target of 24 miles throughout December. It's a brilliant way to motivate yourselves to go outside, enjoy the fresh air, nature, and exercise when you might otherwise have been sat snuggled up on the sofa.

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“Haydn loved a challenge and we enjoy keeping his memory alive by doing things that Haydn would have enjoyed whilst also raising more awareness for the RNLI, water safety and raising money to help support the fantastic lifesaving work of the RNLI.”

The Griffiths family have continued to work closely with the RNLI from reuniting with rescuers who were called on the fateful day of Haydn’s accident to raise awareness on World Drowning Prevention Day to featuring on the RNLI 200 Voices Podcast in their brother’s m

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Brogan said: “The RNLI have continued to support us and have given us a voice to share Haydn's' story. We would like to continue to do everything we can to help support them. We were recently presented with a certificate from the RNLI Chief executive thanking us for our support to the RNLI.

Wirral Globe: The Griffiths family certificate were given a certificate from the RNLI Chief executiveThe Griffiths family certificate were given a certificate from the RNLI Chief executive (Image: Brogan Griffiths)

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“This is such an emotional and heartwarming award. It's an absolute honour to have received this and it now sits proudly in the trophy cabinet alongside all of Haydn's sailing trophies.”