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Daniel Craig supports RNLI following release of new James Bond film

Lifeboats News Release

No Time to Die star Daniel Craig is once again showing his support for the lifesavers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with a signed t-shirt.


No Time To Die star wearing the RNLI t-shirt up for auction. The lucky winner will receive the t-shirt signed.

Following the release of the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, the RNLI is auctioning a t-shirt signed by Daniel Craig online with Dawsons Auctioneers.

The lucky bidder will not only receive the signed t-shirt but will also win a two-night stay at the RNLI College hotel in Poole with breakfast included where the t-shirt will be presented alongside a tour (subject to availability).

The James Bond actor has been a lifelong supporter of the RNLI, with his previous involvement including supporting a station campaign at Hoylake near where he grew up and going afloat with the crew at Ramsgate.

In November 2019, one of the two signed t-shirts gifted by Daniel Craig was auctioned on eBay, raising almost £800.

The charity, which provides a lifeboat and lifeguard search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, mainly made up of volunteers, experienced a busy summer of staycations this season as uncertainty around foreign travel continued. The proceeds from this auction will help meet the demand on the RNLI to continue saving lives at sea.

Daniel Craig said: ‘I am honoured and immensely proud to support the RNLI’.

In a recent interview for The Guardian, Daniel admitted that if he couldn’t be an actor, he’d ‘be a lifeboatman’.

RNLI Fundraising Director, Jayne George, said: ‘We are really grateful to have Daniel’s continued support, the money raised from the auction will make a huge difference.

‘The donations we receive help us invest in vital training and equipment as well education to help prevent people getting in trouble.’

The auction is now live on Dawsons Auctioneers until Sunday 3 October 2021, 8pm. Place your bid here:

Just one RNLI T-shirt as worn by 007 himself is available in the auction, but the same style is available to buy by visiting our Online Shop on our website here:


Notes to Editor:

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Daniel Craig signed the t-shirt in support of the RNLI. It has now been put up for auction.

RNLI/Greg Williams

This isn't the first time the James Bond actor has shown his support for the RNLI. He once visited Ramsgate Lifeboat Station and went afloat with the crew.

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