First things first
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First of all, a big thank you! As a charity, the RNLI relies on voluntary donations, so it’s thanks to people like you that we can rescue an average of 8,000 people a year. We certainly couldn’t do it without you.
This page is designed to give you some useful advice on how to plan, conduct and get the best from your event. Whether you are a first time fundraiser or an experienced supporter of the RNLI , legal regulations can change, so please read through to learn the very latest on how to make your event a great success.
The RNLI and you
It’s really important that fundraising events don’t harm the RNLI’s reputation so, if you’re in doubt about anything you’re planning to do, please speak to your RNLI contact.
And you probably don’t need reminding, but the RNLI is there to save lives at sea, so we are unable to provide accommodation at RNLI lifeboat stations or with RNLI staff or volunteers.
From the start, your RNLI contact will agree the level of support available. At the same time they’ll discuss how much you’d like to raise and they will be happy to answer your questions.
How to apply
If you’d like to fundraise in aid of the RNLI, you’ll need to let us know what you’re planning. If you’re under 18 you’ll need consent from your parent or guardian.
We’ll take a look at your completed form and come back to you with our thoughts. And, if we’re happy for you to go ahead, we’ll send you a letter to say that you can fundraise in aid of the RNLI in connection with the event or activity you’ve told us about. After that, you’re ready to go!
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