A Shannon class lifeboat and launch and recovering tractor on the sands at Lytham St Annes with the sun setting in a moody sky

Greg Wolstenholme

You make us ready to rescue

The chances are, a lifeboat is out at sea right now. On average, there are 24 lifeboat launches every single day. At this moment, a crew could be risking their lives to save others, lighting the way home, reuniting families. It costs the RNLI £1,500 every time a lifeboat is launched. And because the lifeboat service receives no government funding, we rely on the generosity of people like you. 

Five lifeboat crew members in RNLI kit, helmets in hand, walk side by side across a Girvan Beach, as the sun sets

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Don't let the light go out

By setting up a regular gift today, you’ll help ensure that the RNLI is a light that keeps shining for those in trouble at sea. Some supporters choose it as a wonderful way to remember a loved one. You’re helping us to light the way home, whether it’s lifeboat crews battling the elements at sea, a lifeguard powering through the surf, or an education volunteer teaching children how to stay safe in the water. Your kindness means the world to our volunteers. You’re helping to keep them safe and you’re saving more lives at sea. 

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