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.Nothing could have prepared our volunteers for the pandemic. But they kept on answering the call to rescue, 24/7, ready and willing to launch to the rescue. Now they need your help. To bring hope to the brave volunteers who give up so much to save others.
When the coronavirus struck, training courses were cancelled. Planned lifeboat maintenance was delayed. But still the calls for help kept coming. Wear and tear on kit and equipment carried on. Your kindness will keep us ready, for when we’re needed most.
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 present they, and their families, could receive.
How you helped last year
154 lives saved by lifeguards
8,941 lifeboats launched