Portrait photo of Emma Fairbairn with her son Kieran who’s a volunteer crew member at Dunbar

Photo: RNLI/Nick Mailer

Emma with her son Kieran, Volunteer Crew Member at Dunbar Lifeboat Station

‘Help keep my brave boy safe’

‘My son Kieran is on call to rescue others this winter. As volunteer lifeboat crew, he drops everything to help people in trouble, even at Christmas. It’s tough, as a mum, when my boy disappears into the unknown. This year with the pandemic, there was the extra worry of seeing him head out while we were being told to stay home.

‘As the RNLI’s a charity, volunteers like Kieran need your kind donations to stay safe and ready to rescue. That’s why, as a proud mum of a brave RNLI lifesaver, I’m asking for your help today.

Busier than ever

Costs Rising

Income falling

Kindness still saving lives

Crew members help keep themselves and others safe, wearing extra pandemic PPE

Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams 

Your donation gives hope for a safe return

Our sons and daughters are braving the elements this Christmas. Your kindness will help keep them safe and warm in winter winds, freezing waters and huge waves. Now the volunteers on the front line need training and kit plus extra PPE, like masks and gloves – at huge cost to the charity.

Please make a monthly donation and keep bringing them home safe to their families.

In 2019, for every £1/€1 spent, 49p/49c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 32p/32c on running the lifeboat service; 11p/11c on lifeguard rescue; 6p/6c on safety and education; and 2p/2c on international drowning prevention.

If you've got any questions about our appeal, or would like to donate by phone, please call our Supporter Experience Team on 0300 300 9907 (from the UK) or 01 895 1877 (from Ireland) on weekdays, 8am–6pm.

Donate monthly