Wear your favourite trainers, tied with special lifeboat laces, on 8 June in a nationwide fundraiser for the RNLI.

Supporters of the RNLI are being asked to join the charity’s first Save Our Soles day by wearing their favourite pair of trainers – tied with special lifeboat laces.

Everyone from school pupils to office workers are being encouraged to take part at school or work, on Wednesday 8 June. For a donation of at least £1, participants will be given colourful limited edition SOS laces.

Funds raised will go towards the training of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews.

A host of celebrities, including Nell McAndrew, Jennifer Ellison, Fearne Cotton, Tamzin Outhwaite and Ben Ainslie, are lending their support. Trainers signed by the stars will be auctioned to raise further funds.

Information packs, containing posters, stickers, a collecting box and more, are available by from the RNLI. Tel: 0800 0270 030, or on website www.rnli.org.uk/sos