Your generosity powers our lifesaving. We need your support now more than ever.
Every year, thousands of people get into difficulty in the water. RNLI lifeboat crews have to be ready to launch to the rescue 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And in the summer, RNLI lifeguards protect people at hundreds of beaches across the UK and Channel Islands.
Even one life lost to drowning is one too many. Our brave volunteers don't launch into cold, unwelcoming seas to save just a few people. They are determined to save every one.
Give money today and you will be helping RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards be ready to rescue. Thank you for your generosity. Without it, we can’t save lives at sea.
Support the latest appeal
RNLI Launch Appeal – be the crews’ hidden hero
Will you donate today to help fund the launching equipment that powers them to rescue?
When you donate to the RNLI, you're helping volunteers like me to launch to the rescue. Thank you for being a lifesaver.
Every donation helps save lives
A donation to the RNLI makes you a lifesaver. We couldn’t train our lifeboat crews and lifeguards, provide them with lifesaving equipment, or support them operationally without the kindness of supporters like you.
There are so many ways you can give money to RNLI lifesavers. Every donation, no matter the size, will help lifeboat crews and lifeguards answer the call to rescue. Thank you for being a lifesaver.
Your donation will save lives in so many ways. In 2021, for every £1/€1 spent on charitable activities, 56p/56c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 27p/27c on running the lifeboat service; 12p/12c on lifeguard rescue; 4p/4c on safety, education and awareness; and 1p/1c on international drowning prevention.
8,868 lifeboats launched
12,903 people aided
296 lives saved
35 people helped every day