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  • Family rescued from rip

    A family day out at Tregonhawke Beach almost ended in tragedy when a large swell swept them into a strong rip current.

    Fighting to keep their heads above water, they thought they weren't going to make it. But RNLI lifeguards were on their way.

    Read the full story
    RNLI lifeguard powers through the surf on a rescue board
  • New recruits needed!

    Treat young ones to a whole year of RNLI adventures with our Storm Force membership.

    Not only will they be part of the biggest lifeboat crew ever, they'll get to learn all about water safety in lots of fun ways.

    Join the Storm Force crew!
    Join the Storm Force crew!
  • It's a Shorething!

    Anyone can visit Shorething! our website especially for young people.

    But only Storm Force members can access the Crew Room.

    Using a secret password from their latest Storm Force magazine, members get loads of extra fun stuff.

    Check it out!
    Storm Force crew onboard Storm Rider, one of our latest Shannon class lifeboats
  • Help them
    look the part

    Budding little lifesavers will love dressing up as the crew.

    Great for parties and playing with friends, our Kids Crew range includes RNLI outfit, helmet and wellies.

    Inspire future crew members today.

    Buy at RNLI Shop
    Inspire future crew members with our Kids' Crew range at RNLI Shop
  • Rachel gets to name a lifeboat

    When you helped fund one of our first Shannon lifeboats, we thought it only right that you named it too.

    You voted for Storm Force member Rachel Fairhurst’s idea. And Rachel had the honour of naming the lifeboat too.

    Watch the naming of Storm Rider
    Storm Force member Rachel Fairhurst next to Storm Rider, the Shannon class lifeboat she named
Family rescued from rip
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Help fund nine new Shannon class lifeboats

It's vital that we replace nine all-weather lifeboats. 

Help us make it home safely.


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.


Kinsale RNLI help sailor in capsized catamaran

16 September 2014

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235 Made for Life Wash Bag

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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!

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