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Choose how you’ll be part of our history

This is your RNLI, supported by you and other members of the public across the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. 2024 – the year the RNLI turns 200 – will be a special year for us, and even more so if you’re part of the special events. Remember to keep up to date with the latest 200th events.

Bringing stories to life

Listen to all 200 episodes of 200 Voices – our podcast featuring a special collection of stories to mark the RNLI’s 200th anniversary. Hear from crew, people who have been rescued, dedicated fundraisers, and caring supporters. 

200 Voices is available wherever you get your podcasts – including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Global Player and Spotify.

Crew and lifeguards photo Skegness

Thanksgiving services

Learn more about the Thanksgiving services held across the regions of the RNLI in honour of the RNLI’s 200th anniversary.
RNLI scroll and ford vehicle

Connecting our Communities Map

Follow our Connecting Communities scroll as it travels around the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The scroll starts its journey in Westminster and finishes at Douglas, Isle of Man, the birthplace of the RNLI. Discover more about the scroll and the specially-made case that protects it.

Find out which communities the scroll has visited and where it will go next using the interactive map.

RNLI 200 shop range

Shop the RNLI 200 Range

We’re proud to bring you the RNLI 200 range for our 200th year – special souvenirs that have been carefully chosen and designed with our lifesaving heritage in mind for you to treasure for generations to come.

The collection can be found online and in RNLI shops across the UK and Ireland and it features some of your favourite RNLI products. Each item in the range has an exclusive RNLI 200 logo underlined by the iconic lifeboat stripe of yellow on red, and every purchase you make will help power our lifesaving charity into its third century.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this special collection commemorating 200 years of saving lives at sea.

Are you ready to rescue?

Get ready to join Stormy Stan, Sandy, and the rest of the gang as the newest lifesaving recruit in Storm Force Rescue.

Brand new in 2024, this free game is packed with exciting rescue missions and water safety education. Each unique lifesaving scenario gives kids an interactive and fun way to learn about water safety. Players – the young and the young at heart – can use rescue boards, jet skis and lifeboats to help save lives at sea and become a lifesaver. Take a look behind the scenes.

RNLI 200 All Hands On Deck supported by GJW Direct

RNLI 200 All Hands on Deck. Supported by GJW Direct

Sign up today and help save every one by hosting a fundraising event to celebrate 200 years of lifesaving. You'll get a unique fundraising page and access to materials for your event.

Show your support for lifeboat crews and our drowning prevention work, by raising lifesaving funds, to ensure we can be there for generations of sailors to come. Organise a yacht or dinghy race, link up with other clubs for a joint event, or plan a family day with a picnic or barbecue – it’s entirely up to you.

The St Buryan Male Voice Choir led in singing outside the Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat station during the naming ceremony of the D-class inshore lifeboat Amy Brown D-763.

Photo: Simon Culliford/RNLI

Sing to save lives

We have partnered with ChoirCommunity to invite choirs from around the UK and Ireland to join us in 2024 and sing to save lives. You and your choir can take part by holding a concert or performance to raise funds in aid of the RNLI. There are also opportunities to join up with some of our fantastic local fundraisers and volunteers to include their voices in your event.

Register your choir and start your Sing to Save Lives journey.