Find out how you can help provide the RNLI with the funds they need to save lives at sea.

The RNLI can't save lives without the support of people like you. From helping to give our volunteers the training and kit they need to launch to the rescue, to helping us share lifesaving water safety advice.

Whether you’re looking for fundraising ideas or need help planning, promoting and running your fundraising event, we’ve got all the advice and resources you need on how to raise money for charity in a fun, safe and legal way and smash your fundraising target. If you want to raise money yourself or take part in an RNLI fundraising event, you'll find all the details here on how you can help save lives at sea. 

1 Register your own event or sign up to a local RNLI fundraiser

2 Take on a challenge, there's something for everyone

3 Share and promote your fundraiser to raise money

4 Help save lives, the money you raise powers our lifesaving work

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Fundraising Ideas

There are all kinds of fundraising events you can get involved with, from challenges and sporting events to coffee mornings and bake sales. You can also raise money by setting up your own fundraising event or challenge.

The best and easiest way to rally support, promote your fundraiser and collect online donations is to set up and share your online fundraising page. And, when the fun's all over, we make it easy for you to pay in your fundraiser donations online for any sponsorship money you've collected in person.

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Take part in an event

We have a variety of fundraising events and opportunities to join and get involved in. You can run, swim or cycle - or for something less strenuous, there's quiz nights, coffee mornings, fetes and concerts.

However you choose to raise money for us, you can be sure you will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too

Fundraising tips and resources

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Fundraising ideas
Thank you for your interest in raising money for the RNLI! As a charity, every penny or cent you raise powers our lifesaving work. Here is a list of 75 fantastic fundraising ideas.
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TCS London Marathon - RNLI runners raising money for the RNLI
Take part in an event
Join in! We have a variety of fundraising events to get involved with. You can run, swim or cycle – or for something less strenuous, there’s quiz nights, coffee mornings, fêtes and concerts.
Find an event
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Home fundraising
Thank you so much for your interest in fundraising from home for the RNLI. Here are some great ways you can support the RNLI from at home and online.
Home fundraising
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Plan and register your fundraising
Whether you're a first time fundraiser or an experienced RNLI supporter, you can find useful advice on how to plan and run your own fundraising event. 
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Pay in your fundraising money
Thank you so much for fundraising for the RNLI. We’re so grateful for all the hard work you put into supporting our brave volunteer lifesavers. 
Pay it in
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RNLI Reindeer Run Challenge. Run 24 miles, help save lives
Can you take on the RNLI Reindeer Run Challenge 2022? Run 24 miles throughout December and help keep RNLI volunteers safe this winter.
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Advice for safe and legal fundraising
Your safety, and that of all the caring fundraisers like you in the RNLI family, is our priority. Not only when you’re enjoying the water, but when you’re raising money too. This handy checklist for safe and legal fundraising will help you dot the i’s, cross the t’s and keep the fun in your fundraising. 
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Fundraisers’ stories
Get inspired by some of our fundraisers, who’ve all completed brilliant activities to support the RNLI.
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