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In memory giving

Sennen Cove tamar class lifeboat city of London III 16-14. Shot looking alogside the port bow of the lifeboat, sunset.

​A special way to remember a loved one

At times of loss, it’s often a great comfort to remember loved ones with flowers at their funeral. What you might not have considered is a gesture that lives on for years to come.

A donation to the RNLI is a wonderful way to remember someone.

Contact us:

Image of Torbay’s Severn class lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

If you would like to remember a relative, friend or colleague in this special way we can offer you collection envelopes for donations in lieu of flowers.

The benefit of using collection envelopes is that the RNLI can claim Gift Aid, meaning that your donation could be worth around 25% more.

To order collection envelopes please call Gemma on 01202 663504 in the United Kingdom or on 01 895 1800 in the Republic of Ireland.

Alternatively, you can make a donation in memory online, by phone or by post.

Image of Padstow’s Tamar class lifeboat in action. Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

​Forever by the Sea funds are a positive and powerful way to honour the life of someone special. By setting up a fund in the name of your loved one, you can turn treasured memories into practical support for courageous volunteer lifeboat crews.

At a time of loss there can be a real need to celebrate a friend or loved one no longer with us. Seeing a Forever by the Sea fund flourish can give a feeling of shared commitment amongst friends and family.

Those who have pages set up in their honour will be entered into our Book of Remembrance.

How does it work?

An online fund allows you, your family and friends to:

  • upload pictures

  • contribute journal entries about the person the fund is honouring

  • leave messages of support and remembrance

  • light a virtual candle

  • organise and publicise fundraising events and sponsored activities in memory of your loved one

  • donate via direct debit

  • give single donations.

Fund holders receive updates twice a year and a newsletter full of inspiring ideas and stories.

Donate to a fund

Set up a new fund

Alternatively, write to Gemma Nightingale at RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ or email Gemma.

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We all have happy memories of people now departed. Now your memories can live forever through each new generation by the sharing of personal memories and family photos.

It’s easy to create a page online so that friends and relations can collaborate, sharing thoughts and memories of a loved one or add your appreciation of someone already mentioned on these pages.

There are three ways to donate to the RNLI in memory of a loved one:

Online:  Using our secure server

Donate now

UK telephone: 01202 663504

RoI telephone: 01 895 1800

Send a cheque, indicating who the donation is in memory of and your contact details, to: ​

UK - Gemma Nightingale

Gemma Nightingale

RNLI Headquarters
West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ


RoI ​ RNLI Ireland
Co Dublin​

Once we have your full details we will ensure that a letter confirming your kind gift is sent to you.

Thank you for remembering the RNLI at this difficult time.