I am writing to you to ask for your help in promoting and sharing a new Kayak Safety Video that the RNLI has launched.
Of the 300 kayaking incidents that the RNLI launched to in 2013, none of the casualties were able to call emergency services using a mobile phone or radio. This is what started the RNLI’s kayaking campaign with the key safety message of ‘carry a means of calling for help’ in order to change people’s behaviour and get them to start carrying either a mobile phone or VHF, keeping it protected and keeping it within reach.
Please have a look at the video itself using the links below and let me know what you think.
We would ask that you share this video in any way that you can; be it an e-newsletter, on the website or via Facebook, twitter etc.
If you are sharing on Facebook or online, please download the film and upload it to Facebook or your website/newsletter.
Suggest copy: If you can’t reach to call for help, help can’t reach you. Always carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach: http://bit.ly/1DcvrxU #RespectTheWater
If you are sharing on your Twitter feed please link to the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNcXSInnDo
Suggested tweet: Always carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach. #RespectTheWater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNcXSInnDo
Here are a couple of links to our Respect the Water page for more information on our national campaign: