The RNLI save lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety initiatives, and flood rescue response.
Read the latest RNLI news and rescue stories from across the UK and Ireland and watch real-life lifeboat and lifeguard rescue footage.
Mayday is the RNLI’s yellow-themed annual fundraiser, which runs from 1–31 May.
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.
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.
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.
The RNLI’s brand guidelines and digital guidelines: house style, tone of voice, website templates and our approach to UX, development, SEO and accessibility.
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.
Register your interest for the RNLI Fish Supper and be the first to hear about the exciting plans for 2018
Book a hotel room, dine in our restaurants, or hold your wedding, conference or event at the RNLI College – home of the lifeboats.
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!
Searching for the best summer job? Become a lifeguard or help inspire support as a face-to-face fundraiser and make your summer unforgettable