Why kit matters
When waves lash the deck, strong sea boots stop our crews from slipping. When it’s dark and cold, thick yellow jackets keep them warm and visible. When they haul on ropes, neoprene gloves protect their skin and ensure a strong grip.
The following rescue stories show just how important it is for our volunteers to have kit they can rely upon. And these are just a few examples – all 237 RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland have similar stories to share.
The RNLI helmet is one of my best friends. It’s lightweight and offers fantastic protection from injury, wind and spray.Martin DouglasCrew Member, Loch Ness
* Any funds raised over and above our target will go towards funding our lifesaving work around UK and Ireland.
Our target will pay for...
117 Full crew kits
3,496 Pairs of wellies
9,375 Pairs of gloves