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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 our address, email address and phone number.

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Hayling Island RNLI Crew Member Matt Farr

Through challenging times, and in challenging seas, our mission remains the same

We believe that even one life lost is too many. Our lifeboat volunteers don’t launch into churning seas to save most people. They’re on a mission to save every one.

When our crews are racing from one rescue to the next, they rely on their kit and training – the things that people like you help provide. When you give to one of our appeals, your gift could help to buy the seconds that save a life.

Thank you for your patience and kindness.

General RNLI phone number

Call us on:

0300 300 9990 (from the UK)
01 511 9836 (from Ireland)
+44 1202 663234 (from any other country)


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

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