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  • A race against
    the tide

    An innocent game of hide and seek turned into a race against time and tide when a young girl became trapped deep down inside sea defence rocks.

    New Quay lifeboat volunteers had to figure out how to free her before she was completely submerged.

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    Eira, the young girl trapped in between the sea defence rocks at Aberaeron. Photo: Still taken from RNLI New Quay footage
  • On your marks, Antlers on,

    The festive season is almost upon us. Which means it's Reindeer Run time!

    Every year Rookie the Reindeer herds as many people as he can to help raise some doe for our lifesaving service.

    Are you up for some festive family fun?

    Run with Rookie!
    Lifeboat volunteers join Rookie the Reindeer for Dublin’s annual Reindeer Run
  • The Eye of
    the Reindeer

    With five Reindeer Run events this year, Rookie's been preparing himself to go the distance.

    But you can make it as easy or as hard as you like with a choice of 1K, 5K or 10K races.

    Need some motivation?

    Watch Rookie in training
    Rookie’s in training for this year’s Reindeer Run – will you join him?
  • Don't miss
    your chance ...

    to run in the Virgin London Marathon.

    Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, it really is the challenge of a lifetime.

    And you can feel doubly good by running to save lives both at sea and on the Thames.

    Places are limited – apply now!
    Team RNLI runner in the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Photo: RNLI / Jon Stokes
  • Need some inspiration?

    Nine runners.
    Six stories of courage.
    One race.

    Discover what motivated them to take on this personal challenge. And why they did it to save lives at sea.

    Meet our 2014 London Marathon heroes
    Meet our London Marathon heroes
A race against
the tide
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Where does your money go?

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in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.


Aberystwyth lifeboat in rough weather boat handling exercise

19 October 2014

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The Big Christmas Rescue

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Shorething! for 7–14 year olds

The place to go for activities, games and our Storm Force club for young people.

Visit Shorething!

Latest lifeboat launches

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