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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Got a place in the Great North Run?

    Well done! Now you can really make it count.

    Join our Running Crew and be part of an extraordinary team of people, all running to save lives at sea.

    Together we can make a difference.

    Run for us
    Make your ballot place count. Run RNLI in the Great North Run.
  • You'll be in
    great company

    These three RNLI superheroes will be running over 400 miles, just to get to the start line of the Great North Run.

    Why? Their aim is to raise an incredible £10,000 for our lifesaving service.

    The Great Superhero Run
    Join Iron Man, Batman and Spiderman in the Great North Run!
  • Why run for us?

    This Summer we want you to Respect the Water and enjoy the coast, knowing we’re there for you if you need us.

    We save lives using lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue.

    But we can’t do it without your support.

    Watch what we do because of you
    We save lives at sea using lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue
Got a place in the Great North Run?
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Donate to the RNLI Summer Appeal

Help us fund vital improvements and major repairs to our lifeboat stations.  




Constantine IRB rescue surfer in difficulty

03 August 2015

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Get Beach Smart for Summer

Claim your free Beach Smart packKeep young ones safe in the surf with our free Hold Tight, Hand Up! safety pack.

Available until 9 August.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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