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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Drink nothing but water for 2 weeks

    From 27 May to 10 June we're challenging you to go H2Only.

    Say farewell to your favourite bevvies and become a master of self-control.

    Are you up for it? Do something heroic for our lifesavers.

    Take the H2Only challenge
  • Have you got
    the bottle?

    No tea or coffee. No fizzy pop. No squash or fruit juice. And even alcohol is off limits.

    If you're going to drink nothing but water for 2 weeks, you need to get kitted out.

    Get free delivery when you use code H2014.

    Buy your H2Only bottle here
    Get kitted out! Buy your H2Only bottle from RNLI Shop
  • Ice and a slice?

    Only if you earn it!

    Download our free H2Only app and the more money you raise, the more rewards you'll earn to pimp your water!

    Track your progress as you work your way up through the ranks to become a master of self-control.

    Get the app
    Download our H2Only app for iPhone and android
  • Drink water,
    Save lives

    Are you brave enough to take on our H2Only challenge from 27 May to 10 June?

    In the same 2-week period last year, RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued 787 people, saving 18 lives.

    Go on, show them what you're made of.

    Sign up to our H2Only challenge
    Kinsale’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat heading away from the camera with three crew onboard. Photo: RNLI / Nicholas Leach
  • Get in the zone with Walter Only

    Walter Only is helping us spread the word about #H2Only.

    Our new fundraising challenge to drink nothing but water for 2 weeks requires complete self-control, as Walter Only demonstrates in our video.

    Get in the zone with Walter Only. Watch our H2Only video.
Drink nothing but water for 2 weeks
Take the H2Only challenge

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13 April 2014

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