Kärcher are helping the RNLI to be ‘ready for service’

Kärcher UK has committed to a four-year partnership with the RNLI, helping to prevent drowning and save lives at sea

As part of the RNLI’s lifesaving activity, our volunteer crew are always ready to respond to a shout. And our boats are no different. All our boats have to be in perfect order at all times and be ready and prepared to respond to an emergency. Cleaning the boats and equipment are all an important part of returning to a shout. This is why we have partnered with Kärcher, the world’s leading experts in cleaning. 

Kärcher will provide its cleaning equipment to every one of the RNLI’s 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. This will include professional grade pressure washers and other important cleaning appliances to support with vital maintenance at every lifeboat station.

As well as providing cleaning equipment, Kärcher are supporting the partnership by running a number of fundraising activities and sales promotions throughout the partnership to raise vital funds to help the RNLI continue saving lives at sea. They are also committed to supporting the charity’s drowning prevention mission by raising awareness and sharing water safety messaging.

John Payne, Director for Lifesaving Operations at the RNLI comments: 'The RNLI is delighted to announce this partnership with Kärcher, a highly respected and trusted company. Through this new alliance, they will help us to reach even more people with our water safety messaging, by providing quality cleaning equipment to our crew. Kärcher’s efficient equipment will save RNLI volunteers’ time and continue to ensure lifeboats are ready to launch to those in trouble at sea.

'In addition to sharing our drowning prevention advice and providing cleaning equipment, Kärcher has pledged to generate income, fundraise for us and donate a percentage of sales via sales promotions throughout the partnership, for which we are extremely grateful.'

James Gordon, Kärcher Marketing Director, comments: 'We are proud and honoured to be partnering with the RNLI, and supporting the vital work they do in saving lives at sea. We’re delighted that our equipment will play a role in keeping the boats and stations clean and ready for callouts at all times during the year. We hope that together over the next four years we can raise more awareness of sea safety – kicking it off in style with our clean art in Brighton!'

Float to Live message written on stone - Kärcher helped to share our lifesaving messaging in Brighton