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.
It's donations from generous supporters like you that allow RNLI lifesavers to race to the rescue 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are lots of ways you can make a real difference. Whatever your donation, large or small, will make a real difference to the RNLI's lifesaving work.
Volunteers are the heart of the RNLI and make up the vast majority of our people. They support us by being ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Without them we couldn’t save lives at sea.
Volunteer for the RNLI and you’ll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn’t changed since 1824. We couldn't save lives without all of our amazing volunteers, so get involved today.
How your support helped in 2021
8,868 Lifeboat launches
296 lives saved by lifeboat crews
40,762 people aided by lifeguards
112 lives saved by lifeguards
Become a member
Join thousands of RNLI supporters by signing up to one of our membership packages. By becoming a member, you’ll be helping to fund the equipment, training and operational support RNLI lifesavers need to be ready to launch to the rescue.
You’ll also enjoy some exclusive benefits, such as four issues of Lifeboat Magazine each year. There’s even a special youth membership option – Storm Force – to help inspire and educate the younger people in your life.
Ways you can support RNLI lifesavers
Volunteer for the RNLI and you'll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn't changed since 1824.