A man dramatically rescued by RNLI volunteers at Porthcawl is calling for the people of Wales to support the charity's national fundraising event.
Mike Dooley, a 41-year-old musician and music teacher from Caerphilly, was swept into the sea by a huge wave whilst fishing in December last year.
Other fisherman raised the alarm and tried to help him as he drifted further out to sea.
Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched and the volunteer crew found Mike a quarter of a mile out to sea face up in the water.
It was only 10 minutes from the moment the alarm was raised to the lifeboat reaching Mike. RNLI volunteer Simon Emms jumped into the water and pulled him aboard the lifeboat.
Luckily, Mike made a full recovery after being take to hospital and was able to play a gig with his string quartet only a few days later.
He says he's "eternally thankful" for the help he received that day and now wants to support the RNLI Mayday campaign which looks to raise money for the charity.
You can find out more about the RNLI's Mayday campaign by clicking here.