Annual Report and Accounts

See the RNLI’s rescue and prevention activities for 2016, future plans, financial review, independent auditor’s report and financial statements in our Annual Report and Accounts 2016 – One Courageous Community.
A courageous community working together to save lives

Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle. We’re here to explain the risks, share safety knowledge, and rescue people whose lives are in danger. We’re here to work with others to make the water a safer place for everyone. We’re here to prevent tragedies on and offshore. And with your support, we always will be.

Operational Statistics

Our remarkable teams of community lifesavers are dedicated to ending preventable loss of life at sea. This is what they did in 2016.

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Lifeguards Report

Our lifeguards made a huge difference in 2016, helping 20,538 people. See how they made the beach a safer place.

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Drowning chain
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With courage we can break the drowning chain
For over 190 years, the RNLI has focused on sea rescue. Expanding our prevention activities is a bold step – but it’s also the right thing to do.
Drowning chain
Rescue
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With courage we are ready to rescue
Last year we educated and influenced more people and groups than ever, but incidents continue to happen near, on and in the water. So the supervision and rescue provided by our brave lifesavers remains at the heart of the RNLI.
Rescue
People
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With courage our people are saving more lives
The RNLI is a courageous community of people linked by a common aim: to save more lives. Supporters, fundraisers, volunteers, rescuers and staff all give their time, talent and donations to ultimately keep more people safe.
People
Lifesaving that lasts
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With courage we build lifesaving that lasts
We need to make sure our charity is saving lives for as long as people need us. So 2016 saw us laying more foundations to ensure we can prevent drowning in the future.
Lifesaving that lasts
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Annual Report and Accounts 2016 downloads
Download the full Annual Report and Accounts 2016 as a PDF, or see individual chapters on our financial review, governance and more.
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