Share your story

Have you ever been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat crew or lifeguard? If so, please tell us your story.

At the RNLI, we like to share the experiences of real people who benefit from our services as it demonstrates the importance of our work. Your willingness to share your story could help save lives by inspiring others to stay safe around the water or by encouraging donations to fund our vital lifesaving work. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

What will my story be used for?

We’ve listed some examples below to give you an idea of some possible ways your story could be used:

RNLI or RNLI partner’s internal communications, website, social media channels, leaflets, posters, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, television and radio.

Before using your story in any way, we would always contact you to discuss the use of any of the above channels to make sure you are happy with the way we would like to publish your story.

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Your rescue story
You can choose for your personal details to be used within your story or to remain anonymous (in which case, any details which could identify you will be removed). Please tick one of the following options:
Your contact details
Your privacy
By submitting this form, you give the RNLI your consent to process your personal details and story you provide to aid RNLI fundraising and publicity. This information will not be used for anything other than this purpose or shared with any other third party for their own marketing purposes. The RNLI will retain the information provided on this form, and your original narrative of the story for a period of 3 years. As the end of this 3 years approaches, we may get in touch to see if you wish to refresh your consent. Any published articles or media produced by the RNLI and released into the public domain as a result of you providing us with consent to use your story will be the RNLI’s intellectual property and will be kept indefinitely, unless you withdraw your consent. In such a scenario the RNLI will remove the ongoing presence of the published material from places within its control but will not be able to assure the content is removed from any materials published by others as a result of our publicity. If you have any queries about the use of your data, would like to withdraw your consent to processing or make a request in line with your rights as a data subject, please get in contact with the RNLI’s Data Protection Officer by emailing data_protection@rnli.org.uk. For more information about the RNLI’s Privacy Policy and your rights, please visit our website www.rnli.org/footer/privacy-and-security. Please note that if you are unhappy with the way the RNLI is processing your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority for Data Protection.
I am happy to give my permission
Please confirm below to show you are happy to give permission for your story to be used by the RNLI for the purposes outlined above, and for the RNLI to contact you in relation to your story. If you are under 18, we need permission from a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Your parent/guardian will need to confirm below on your behalf:
Keep in touch
Your support saves lives, and we’d love to keep you posted with our news, activities and appeals. Your details will only be used by the RNLI, RNLI Shop and RNLI College – we will never give your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes. You are free to change your mind at any time. Please tell us if you would be happy for us to contact you:
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