Susie's Mayday Mile

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I’m taking on the Mayday Mile challenge to support RNLI volunteers

Hello, friends and fellow sailors

Less than a year ago i was playing strenuous tennis four times a week NO CHALLENGE there! Recently, with health issues I can barely walk to the village and back, only 400 yards. Ok, I am 72, but that's no excuse. I have a variation of vasculitis, amongst other associated problems. 

MY CHALLENGE TO MYSELF is to 'WALK THE MAYDAY MILE' every day in May, to raise money for the RNLI.

This year is the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI charity. MY CHALLENGE is to walk around the Quays of Mevagissey and back home, a mile a day, each day in May come 'HELL OR HIGH WATER'!

Hopefully it will do me good, and raise funds for the RNLI. Mum and Dad both raised money for this worthwhile charity for over 50 years. Dad by rescuing sailors, in his own boat who had 'gone aground' on the spit off our house Failte, in the Kyles of Bute. Donations to the RNLI was always his request to those 'rescued' each summer. Mum was an active committee member and fundraiser for over 50 years. 

I volunteer, not on a lifeboat, but in our RNLI shop in Mevagissey each week. Helping to raise money and awareness 'FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA'. 

MY CHALLENGE TO YOU is to help the RNLI in this 200th Centenary Year MAY DAY CHALLENGE by sponsoring my MAYDAY MILE CHALLENGE.

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My Achievements

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Reached 25% of fundraising target

Reached 50% of fundraising target

Reached 75% of fundraising target

Reached 100% of fundraising target

Added a Blog Post

Shared fundraising page

Reached 25% of distance target

Reached 50% of distance target

Reached 75% of distance target

Reached 100% of distance target

My Updates

Nearly there! 4 more days to go in May

Tuesday 28th May
After 27 days Walking the MAYDAY MILE around the harbour in Mevagissey, where I live, this is only the 3rd consecutive wet day.
But, it is Half Term, so what else would you expect!☹️
I have been lucky with sunny weather until Sunday May 26th…
There has been an amazing response from locals and visitors.
Thank you to you all. Only 4 more days to go. 
The RNLI is a charity I volunteer for, not at sea, but in Mevagissey’s Lifeboat Shop. The charity is so worthwhile being a member of, and I’m very proud of what I have achieved. You should be too.
Susie Goodenough, otherwise known as “The Dead Daffodil”!

Susie’s MAYDAY MILE Challenge

Wednesday 22nd May
I call myself “The Dead Daffodil” as I walk along Mevagissey Harbour and through the village each day, in my bright yellow tee shirt, raising money for the wonderful RNLI.
It’s been sunny every day till today, 22nd May!
Only 9 more days to go.
A big thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause in its 200th year of Saving Lives at Sea.

Thank you to my Sponsors


John Goodenough


David Macrobert




Susie Macrobert

My 3rd target reached by 17th of my Mayday Mile. Must up it again! Thank you all..🥳


Richard And Fiona Garwood

You are doing really well!



Susie only one more day to go ! Hope it is a sunny one Cath


Susan & John X



June Beedham

This is what's new!! I'll be with you in spirit


Anne J


Roger Stanley



Good luck. Hope there's a nice pork pie waiting for you when you get home! Love Yvonne


Lavinia Brown

Well done Susie. A ray of yellow sunshine brightening up the harbour! xx Antony and Pandy xx


Anne Thomas-ferrand

Good luck Susie our fellow RNLI volunteer.


Peter Wrigley


Susie Ward

Well done Susie, you're amazing. Keep smiling. Lots of love from Susie and Andy xx


Veronica Davis

keep on walking



Brilliant - good luck Aunty!! Love from Neil, Jo, J & J


Margaret And Guy Wardle

Thinking of you Susie on your daily walk, you can do this 🤗


Susie Goodenough


Carol Bandak

Good luck with your mile . Are you hopping it😂


Ralph, Anna & Georgie

Best of luck


Mark Goodenough


Ros Stewart

Go Susie!


Sue Daza

Good luck! Keep on trekkiing xx


Helen Gloster

Hi Susie, well done and you have some sun to cheer you on I think. Hope to see you this summer🤞 love from Helen Gloster x


Lel Blair

Well done Susie. C


Elaine Bird

Happy walking Susie and hope the weather stays fine xxx


Jennie Chalmers

Great way to tackle the circumstances, and a great cause x


Esther Farrant

Thank you Susie for your phenomenal efforts in fundraising for our Mayday Campaign in our 200th year! You smashed it!



Go Susie! Great challenge! Lots of love from Pinkertons xx


Susan Gladwin

Well done Susie! No mean feat, up and down to the harbour.


Gordana Jupp


Sue Jamieson

Well done Susie, you are a star! With love from us both xxx


Susie, The ‘dead Daffodil’!

Can’t believe the response! Please keep the donations rolling in. It’s only day 10, 21 more miles to go! Every day a sunny ☀️ one so far.


Rachael Crowe

Well done Susie!!



Great idea Susie.


Fi Wright

Thanx Fi. Great memories of Colintraive.


Paul Staniland

Good luck Susie



Go Susie!


Kellie & Paul

Goodluck susie! What an amazing thing to do. We are cheering you on from Australia! X


John Davies


Jon Jenkins

All the best Susie! Jon, Hannah, Freddie and Monty


Astrid Back


Sarah Bradbeer

Donating a penny for every yard you walk each day - and you will remember from school that there are 1760 yards in a mile! Keep on trekking and I hope YOU benefit as well as the RNLI. Love - Sarah x


Julia Jory

You can do this Susie


James Brown

Well done Susie.Looks like you’ve raised over £1000 already. Let’s hope this lovely weather continues.




Tom Goodenough



Well done. Hope it goes well. What a brilliant thing to do.


Nicholas Ilic


Karen Perkes

Good luck Susie.


Pat Lee

Well done Susie


Cody Korab

So proud of you Susie!


John Goodenough


Linda Hill

Here’s another fiver as we won’t come tonight. Keep up the excellent work x


Linda & Johnny

Same again tomorrow Susie . Lots more c love from us both . Johnny and Linda


Linda & Johnny

Keep going Susie. Thinking of you on May Day here in Ibiza.