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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.

It's our belief that even one life lost at sea is too many. Our brave volunteers don't launch into cold, rough seas to save just a few. They're on a mission to save every one.

When our crews are racing from rescue to rescue, they rely even more on their lifesaving kit and world-class training – the things that kind people like you help provide. Donate to our appeal and help our lifesavers get there in time.

Ways you can support RNLI lifesavers

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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
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Volunteer
You can be a lifesaver too – without even getting wet! Every volunteer, regardless of their role, does their bit to save lives at sea. And you can give as much or as little time as you can spare.
Find a role near you
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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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Raise money
We’ve got fundraising ideas to inspire you, help and advice to support you and our own events you can join in. 
Get started
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Give as you shop

Did you know you could help save lives while you shop online? The RNLI has a number of charity schemes in place with eBay, Marks and Spencer and our own online shop, where every pound you spend will help RNLI lifesavers race to the rescue.

Add a name to a lifeboat

Celebrate the life of someone you love by adding their name to the Exmouth lifeboat

How your support helped in 2023

9,192 Lifeboat launches

269 lives saved by lifeboat crews

19,979 people aided by lifeguards

86 lives saved by lifeguards

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RNLI Mayday Appeal – make a lifesaving difference

You can be the difference between just in time and too late. Donate today to help our volunteers answer urgent calls.

Other ways you can support RNLI lifesavers

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How your support helps
Our lifesaving is powered by you. Being independent from the government, we rely on your kind support to fund our lifesaving service.
See the difference you make
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Become a corporate partner
Our experienced team can work with you to tailor a partnership suitable for your company’s needs.
Find out more
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Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Help us raise money, inspire support and spread safety messages across the coast this summer. 
Join us
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Give as you shop
Save lives as you shop online. Find out where and how.
Where to shop
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Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
Come visit us
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Send us your photos
If you have a great photo or video of the RNLI in action, we’d love to see it.
Find out more