Support us

Thank you for choosing to support the RNLI. As a charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our lifesaving. And right now, we need your support more than ever.

There are countless good charities to support, all with great causes. If you've been looking at how to support charities, we feel privileged and extremely thankful that you have chosen to save lives at sea. Especially at a time when our income is down, and we urgently need your support.

More people than ever need our help, too many are still drowning, and our lifeboat crews are busier than ever before. Pledge your charity support and you can help them weather the storm. You can help them reach everyone safely and in time by helping to provide everything they need to save lives, including vital training, lifeboat stations that are fit for purpose, protective kit, reliable equipment and the fastest lifeboats. These things may be costly, but they're not as costly as a family losing a loved one to drowning.

Save lives at sea your way

See below for ideas on how to save lives at sea your way. Whether you volunteer, give money, shop with us or raise awareness, you can be sure that however you choose to provide charity support, 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.

How you helped last year

84 lives saved by lifeguards

8,436 lifeboats launched

Where your money goes
Give money
ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
Give money
From one-off donations to leaving a gift in your Will, there’s a way for you to help save lives at sea. 
Give money
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.
See the difference you make
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RNLI volunteers
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.
Be extraordinary
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Group of RNLI crew members on the beach
Saving Lives at Sea on TV
The hit television show is back for its fourth series. Dramatic rescues, emotional moments, and the stories behind the lifesavers of the RNLI 
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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.
Where to shop
Join the RNLI
Close up portrait of Jonathan Woodhead RNLI crew member
Become a member
Through RNLI membership you can help save lives at sea and keep updated with our lifesaving work.
Join the RNLI
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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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Join us
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. 
Join us
Come visit us
RNLI College at night
Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
Come visit us
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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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