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  • 3 children saved in dramatic rescue

    Newgale lifeguards braved challenging conditions to rescue three children who were struggling to stay afloat.

    Conditions were so difficult, St Davids and Little and Broad Haven lifeboats launched, ready to assist.

    More on this rescue
    An RNLI lifeguard running on a Pembrokeshire beach on a dark, cloudy day. Photo: Owen Howells
  • Oh, do you like to run beside the seaside?

    Stunning location. Incredible atmosphere. And a choice of races.

    The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is an event for all the family. And we'd love for you to be a part of ours.

    Be a lifesaver – run RNLI.

    Register by 10 September
    RNLI runners competing in the first ever Bournemouth Marathon Festival in 2013
  • 52 half marathons in 52 weeks

    That's the challenge Steve Gill has set himself in a bid to raise £25,000 for the RNLI.

    'I'm really looking forward to running in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival. The route along the seafront looks brilliant and is very relevant to the RNLI.'

    Read Steve's story
    RNLI runner Steve Gill in front of Stornoway’s Severn class lifeboat. Photo: Steve Gill
  • Go Team RNLI!
    You can do it!

    You don't have to run to enjoy the electric atmosphere of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

    Your cheering could be just the boost our runners need to reach that finish line.

    Join our Cheering Team
    The RNLI Cheering Team
3 children saved in dramatic rescue
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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?

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in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


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


Sprigg the spaniel rescued by RNLI Minehead after a week trapped on rocks

31 August 2014

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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.

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