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RNLI SOS Day 2014

Having fun, raising funds, saving lives at sea

Wow! What a Stupendous Outstanding SOS Day we had! 

SOS Day is the RNLI's yearly fundraising day. A day of fun and frivolity when supporters, volunteers and staff alike all get involved to raise lifesaving funds. 


This year SOS Day was on Friday, 31 January and we want to thank everyone who got involved and supported us.  

Share One's Snaps

We hope you had just as much fun as we did. We'd love to see what you got up to. Upload your photos below and share your stories with us on Facebook

Send One's Spondoolies 

Got some money to bank? You can pay it in right here.  

It's never too late to get involved! 

SOS Day events are still going on. And there's still time to donate or organise your own SOS event

Scroll down for everything you need.  

Soak our Security event for SOS Day.

​There are loads of things you can do to get involved with RNLI SOS Day. Below are a few suggestions, but feel free to come up with your own.

Share Our Supper 

Hold a series of dinner parties with your friends, with each attendee donating money according to how they rate the food! 

Sponsor Our Stamina

Hold a sponsored indoor rowathon and see if you can exceed your expectations of how far you can row in a day. 

Slice Of Sponge

Home-made cake sales or sponsored tea parties always go down a treat! 

Share Our Skills

We all have a talent to share. Get your friends and family onboard to offer haircuts, massages, cleaning, and more. 

Solve Our Subjects

Hold a quiz night in your local pub. Why not go that bit further with tombolas and auctions?

Got your own idea?

Share your own fun ideas on our Facebook page.  

Join one of our events

Want to attend but don’t want to arrange your own day? Find SOS Day events in your area. 

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Can’t make it to an event?

If you want to be involved but can’t make it to an event this year, make a donation here. Every penny goes towards saving lives at sea.

Text to donate

Text SOS to 70500 now and donate £1 to the RNLI 

Text to donate only works in the UK. Your text will cost you the standard network message rate in addition to your £1 donation. The RNLI receives 100% of your £1 donation. The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland. 

Make the most of your SOS Day. From sponsorship forms (essential for UK Gift Aid donations) and posters, to social media photos and collection boxes, find all the essentials here.


Fill in the form to order stickers, thank you cards and collection boxes.

Place your order


Or if you prefer, just give us a quick call: 

UK: 0845 121 4999  

RoI: 1800 991 899  

Download and print  

Sponsorship forms

To download sponsorship forms just fill in your details. We use this to help keep track of events going on around the country so we can make SOS Day even better next year!

Request a sponsorship form

To download and print other great tools, just click on the links below.

Download fundraising ideas guide

​Fundraising ideas guide

To help get your creative juices flowing we’ve put together a quick guide with our top tips for making your SOS Day a big success.

​A5 Posters

Share posters locally to promote your SOS Day. Choose your size and language below.

Download English version

Download Welsh version

Download bilingual version  






​A3 Posters

Share posters locally to promote your SOS Day. Choose your size and language below. 

Download English version

Download Welsh version

Download bilingual version 





​​​A4 Posters

Share posters locally to promote your SOS Day. Choose your size and language below.




Send invitations to friends and local businesses to let people know about your SOS Day.

Download English version

Download Welsh version

Download bilingual version  


​School assembly plan

Have a fun assembly to let your class and their families know about the local SOS Day. We’ve put together some resources to help you make the most of it.


​Share and Tweet 

Show your support for SOS Day on your Facebook and Twitter profiles. 

We’ve designed a suite of images for you to use. Click on the thumbnails to open larger versions, then right click and save.



​Facebook cover photo

Download original

Download with hashtag

Download with no date


​Facebook photo

For you to share on your Timeline. 

Download original  

Download with hashtag  

Download with no date

Twitter header image

Download original






​Twitter photo

For you to Tweet to your followers.



Show us your snaps

​Upload your photos of SOS events here. 


You've raised the money, now it's time to send it in so we can put it to good use.

Bank your SOS Day takings online here.

Pay in by phone

Call 0845 121 4999 (UK) or 1800 991 899 (RoI). Remember to specify that your hard-earned cash is in aid of SOS Day!

Pay in by post

Print off this form and use it to post in your card or cheque payment. 



Download UK version

Download RoI version