Many brave and selfless lifeboat crew are remembered in their local communities. However, the RNLI Memorial sculpture in Poole, Dorset, UK, is the only place where each and every one of them is named together.
This memorial serves as a source of inspiration for current and future generations of lifeboat crew, lifeguards, supporters and fundraisers. It reminds us that there are still people who volunteer to carry out selfless acts of heroism to help others; and we will always remember their sacrifice.
In most cases, the names listed on the memorial saved the lives of others before losing their own. See the list of names here.
You can add your tribute to the people named on the memorial, and to all the RNLI’s lifesavers, past, present and future.
Beacon of hope
Sam Holland’s sculpture, depicting a person in a boat saving another from the water, symbolises the history and future of the RNLI in its most basic and humanitarian form. Sam intended her design to be bold and simple, incorporating the elements of courage, loss and remembrance. Designed to be a beacon of hope, it honours those who continue to save lives at sea, as well as those lost in the act of lifesaving.
Consultants and contractors involved in making this sculpture:
Ellis Belk Associates
Greendale Construction Limited
Lighting Technology Projects LTD (PAI)
Taylor Fuel Control (King Group)
LAMEEKAM®Graphics by Studio Lameek
We also wish to thank the following for their kind contributions: