Support us

With 95% of our total income coming from generous donations and legacies, we depend on our dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea. Your support means our lifeboat crews can reunite the 23 people they rescue each day with their families. So, however you choose to get involved, you can feel good knowing you’re making a difference.

How you helped last year

558 lives saved

6,100+ lifesavers equipped and trained

8,851 lifeboats launched

Where your money goes
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ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
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From one-off donations to leaving a gift in your Will, there’s a way for you to help save lives at sea. 
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See the difference you make
Skegness lifeboat volunteers training in rough seas in their D class inshore lifeboat, Peterborough Beer Festival lV D-739
How your support helps
Our lifesaving is powered by you. Being independent from Government, we rely entirely on your support to fund our lifesaving service.
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Raise money
We’ve got fundraising ideas to inspire you, help and advice to support you and our own events you can join in. 
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Be extraordinary
A montage of RNLI volunteers and people
Become a volunteer
Volunteers make up 95% of our people - ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
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Join the RNLI
Cromer RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat, Lester 16-07, launching down the slipway with lots of white spray
Become a member
Through RNLI membership you can help save lives at sea and keep updated with our lifesaving work.
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Barrow RNLI lifeboat crew at sea onboard their Tamar class lifeboat, Grace Dixon 16-08, with a wind farm in the distance
Become a corporate partner
Our experienced team can work with you to tailor a partnership suitable for your company’s needs.
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Exmouth RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat, R & J Welburn 13-03, and her launch and recovery equipment
Become a supplier
Our suppliers play a vital part in saving lives at sea by providing goods, services and works on time, every time.
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Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Help us raise money, inspire support and spread safety messages across the coast this Summer. 
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Come visit us
RNLI College at night
Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
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Stay in touch
Communication saves lives. Give us your permission to keep in touch.
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Be part of our lifesaving future by giving us permission to keep in touch.
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Where to shop
RNLI teddy bears on display at RNLI College shop in Poole
Give as you shop
Save lives as you shop online. Find out where and how.
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Aldeburgh RNLI’s Mersey class lifeboat, Freddie Cooper 12-34, in rough seas
Send us your photos
If you have a great photo or video of the RNLI in action, we’d love to see it.
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