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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?
Run for us

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Build for a lifesaving future

Every volunteer crew member is counting on your help this Christmas.



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.


Mudeford RNLI rescue yacht that ran aground in bad weather

26 July 2015

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The Lifeboat Book

View and buy nowThe Lifeboat Book

Shorething! 7–14 year olds

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

Visit the website

Latest lifeboat launches

This list is connected to the pagers carried by the RNLI's lifeboat crew members.

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Latest launches

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