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Thank you for choosing to contact us at the RNLI. Here you’ll find the different ways you can contact us depending on your enquiry, including general RNLI address, RNLI phone number and RNLI email address details.

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Hayling Island RNLI Crew Member Matt Farr

As a member of the RNLI family, you’re at the heart of everything we do, and we always love to hear from you.

Like you, we're facing challenging times

Nothing could have prepared our volunteers for the pandemic. But they have kept on answering calls for help 24/7, ready and willing to launch to the rescue. Now, more than ever, they need your help.

Summer is the busiest time for our lifesavers, and this summer could be their busiest yet. Your kind gift will help keep our crews ready, trained and equipped for their next emergency. Will you answer their call?

Thank you for your patience and kindness.

General RNLI phone number

Call us on:

0300 300 9990 (UK)
01 511 9836 (Ireland)

Our Supporter Experience Team are here to help Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. 

General RNLI address

Visit us or write to us:

RNLI
West Quay Road
Poole 
BH15 1HZ

General RNLI email address

To email the RNLI:

Fill in our easy online enquiry form

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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?