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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Heading to the beach this Easter?

    You'll be in safe hands.

    RNLI lifeguards are making a return to 33 beaches across the UK this Easter.

    But this year they're warning of beach dangers caused by the Winter storms.

    Check the beaches and the dangers
    RNLI lifeguard paddling out through surf on a rescue board at Constantine Bay, Cornwall. Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard
  • Check the
    tide times

    If you're out and about over the bank holiday weekend enjoying the weather, don't get caught out by the tide.

    Like these two teenagers near Llanwit Major, who had to be rescued from the rough sea by our Porthcawl lifeboat volunteers.

    Watch rescue
    Porthcawl crew onboard their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat in rough seas. Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard
  • Seven top tips
    for divers

    Easter heralds the start of the diving season. But are you ready for it?

    Follow our seven top tips to ease you back into diving safely so you can enjoy a good start to the season.


    Get tips
    Shot of Oban’s Trent class all-weather lifeboat taken from underwater. Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard
  • Meet Eastbourne's Easter chicks

    Pop down to our Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum and you'll see a plaque honouring Alison Shaw (née Robertson) and her pet chicken, pictured here.

    In the 1920s, the fundraising duo were prominent supporters of the RNLI.

    Visit the museum
    Alison Shaw (née Robertson) and her pet chicken fundraising for the RNLI in the 1920s. Photo: RNLI
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A survivor fires a flare to show where he is

 ... that made the difference.

Now is the moment you can.


Where does your money go?

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

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


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


Two teenagers cut off by the tide near Llantwit Major rescued by Porthcawl lifeboat

13 April 2014

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The Lifeboat Book

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Shorething! 7–14 year olds

The RNLI’s site for young people is crammed full of activities, games and videos.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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