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 during these challenging times for us all.
The health crisis has hit our charity hard, yet our lifeboat volunteers are busier than ever. The drop in our income is expected to be millions - money that would usually help give lifeboat crews everything they need. And now there's the extra cost of essential PPE like face masks and gloves.
This Christmas, our volunteer lifeboat crews will be on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. Just as they have been throughout the pandemic. They will launch around 100 times, leaving their own loved ones at a moment’s notice to rescue someone else’s. You’re the lifesaver they need to bring each other - and those they rescue - home safe.
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 help to keep our lifeboat volunteers trained and equipped to brave the unexpected - and come home safe. And this is the best Christmas present they, and their families, could receive.
How you helped last year
154 lives saved by lifeguards
8,941 lifeboats launched