2024 will mark the RNLI’s 200th birthday. With you by our side we’ll commemorate our past, celebrate today’s lifesavers and inspire a new generation.
Ever since the RNLI was formed on 4 March 1824, a year hasn’t gone past without outstanding rescues, leaps in lifesaving progress and bravery amidst unforgettable storms. Courage, selflessness and innovation has propelled our lifesavers through busy summers, wild winters, wars, pandemics, and political crises. So, in 2024, there will be many ways to reflect on our remarkable heritage, share your love for the charity today, and help ensure we're ready to save lives for another 200 years.
What’s happening in our 200th year?
There’ll be exhibitions, regional events, new books, digital storytelling and much more. And because our watch spans the whole of the UK and Ireland, we’re taking the show on the road, from coast to coast.
So look out for more information here as we get closer to 2024 – and you’ll hear more through RNLI emails, magazines and social media.
Join the 200 Club
At the heart of the RNLI’s bicentenary celebrations will be a special group of supporters whose donations will fund the events and activities. Fittingly, their support will be commemorated forever on a roll of honour.
Could you give a remarkable donation and join the RNLI 200 Club?