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  • What we do
    St Mary’s Severn class lifeboat powering through the waves
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    What we do

    The RNLI save lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety initiatives, and flood rescue response.

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  • News and media
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    News and media

    Read the latest RNLI news and rescue stories from across the UK and Ireland and watch real-life lifeboat and lifeguard rescue footage.

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  • Mayday 2018
    RNLI yellow wellies inside the crew kit room at Rhyl Lifeboat Station.
    Mayday 2018

    Mayday is the RNLI’s yellow-themed annual fundraiser, which runs from 1–31 May.

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  • About us
    Kinsale RNLI crew member reaching out from their B class Atlantic inshore lifeboat to help a casualty
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    About us

    Every day people get into danger in the water. We're here to tackle the problem. We work with others to make the water a safer place for all. Learn more here.

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  • Youth education
    Douglas RNLI Crew Member and Head Teacher Graeme Cushnie with a group of children outside Ballaugh School
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    Youth education

    We're here to help you teach children water safety. Take a look at our teaching resources or book a visit from one of our friendly team.

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  • Safety
    The coast is an exciting place to be – but it’s easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Stay safe with our essential safety advice.
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    The beach is an exciting place to be, but it’s easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Stay safe with our essential water safety advice.

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  • Creative Toolkit
    Graphic showing website elements and tools from the creative toolkit
    Creative Toolkit

    The RNLI’s brand guidelines and digital guidelines: house style, tone of voice, website templates and our approach to UX, development, SEO and accessibility.

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  • Find my nearest
    Launch and recovery exercise Dungeness Shannon class
    Find my nearest

    Want to know what the RNLI is doing in your local area? Find your nearest events, lifeboats stations, shops, museums and more by entering your town or postcode.

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  • Fish Supper
    Dinner plate with lifeboat illustration. Image credit: Bright Blue Day
    Fish Supper

    Register your interest for the RNLI Fish Supper and be the first to hear about the exciting plans for 2018

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  • RNLI College | Hotel, restaurant, and event venue
    Riggers Restaurant at the RNLI College
    RNLI College | Hotel, restaurant, and event venue

    Book a hotel room, dine in our restaurants, or hold your wedding, conference or event at the RNLI College – home of the lifeboats.

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  • Support us
    ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
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    Support us

    95% of our total income comes from donations and legacies, which means we depend on our dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea. Get involved!

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  • Jobs at the RNLI
    A summer to remember
    Jobs at the RNLI

    Searching for the best summer job? Become a lifeguard or help inspire support as a face-to-face fundraiser and make your summer unforgettable

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