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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Get wet and go wild for the RNLI!

    The RNLI Slipway Slide is set to make a splash in three UK cities this Spring.

    If you win a place, you could have the slide of your life in Brighton, Plymouth or Bradford!

    Are you ready to go wild for us?

    Enter our text ballot
    Text to win a place on our Slipway Slide!
  • Every slide
    saves lives

    The RNLI Slipway Slide is more than just a fun event – it's a lifesaver.

    The money raised will help fund our lifesaving work.

    This really is an experience you don't want to miss!

    Get a taster
    Get wet, go wild and help save lives at sea on our Slipway Slide
  • Challenge yourself

    Take on the Great North Run for the RNLI and make your challenge count.

    Our selfless volunteers run to the rescue of 24 people every day. But they can't do it without the support of people like you.

    Run to save lives at sea
    RNLI runner in the 2014 Great North Run. Photo: Adrian Don / ElectricPics Photography 2014
  • Feel good ...

    about taking on a personal challenge.

    Feel doubly good about doing it to save lives both at sea and on the Thames.

    If you’re lucky enough to have a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon, be a lifesaver and Run RNLI!

    Join our Running Crew
    Team RNLI runner in the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Photo: RNLI / Jon Stokes
  • Why run for us?

    We're always looking at innovative ways to save more lives at sea. That's why we've been doing it for 190 years.

    Today we save lives using lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue.

    But we still rely on your support.

    See how your support helped last year
    We save lives at sea using lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and inland flood rescue
  • Believe in you

    'Marathons are a tough challenge, but are achievable for just about anyone.'

    Two-time Olympic marathon runner and Commonwealth Games medallist Liz Yelling shares her top marathon training and racing tips.

    Get in training
    Marathon runner Liz Yelling running on Branksome Beach
Get wet and go wild for the RNLI!
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Help us fund a new Shannon class lifeboat for Amble Lifeboat Station  


Where does your money go?

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

in every pound/euro donated goes to the lifesaving service


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


Humber lifeboat helps evacuate sick cargo ship crewmen

23 February 2015

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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 the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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