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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Up for a challenge?

    Take on the Great North Run for the RNLI and make your challenge count.

    Our selfless volunteers run to the rescue of 23 people every day. But they can’t do it without the support of people like you.

    Run to save lives at sea.

    Sign up to the Great North Run
    RNLI runner in the 2014 Great North Run. Photo: Adrian Don / ElectricPics Photography 2014
  • Why run for us?

    We're always looking at innovative ways to save more lives at sea. That's why we've been doing it for 190 years.

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

    But we still rely on your support.

    See what we do because of you
    We save lives at sea using lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and inland flood rescue
  • Believe in you

    'Marathons are a tough challenge, but are achievable for just about anyone.'

    Two-time Olympic marathon runner and Commonwealth Games medallist Liz Yelling shares her top marathon training and racing tips.

    Get in training
    Marathon runner Liz Yelling running on Branksome Beach
  • Running to
    our rescue

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

    Why? They're aiming to smash their incredible £10,000 fundraising target in support of our lifesaving service.

    The Great Superhero Run challenge
    The three RNLI superhero runners Lee Jones (Batman), Paul Greensides (Spiderman) and John Figiel (Iron Man)
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Help us fund a new Shannon class lifeboat for Amble Lifeboat Station  


Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the lifesaving service


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


Lymington lifeboat rescues 3 people and 2 dogs from marsh

21 January 2015

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235 Made for Life Tablet Case

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Happy 30th Birthday Storm Force!Join our 30th birthday celebrations - sign little ones up to our club.

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