The perfect remembrance

Remember a loved one you miss by adding their name in the letters and numbers printed on the side of a new all-weather lifeboat (Civil Service 53) at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

There is a suggested donation of £50/€50 per name. The money you donate will go into RNLI general funds. Watch our video to find out more, and read our full terms and conditions.

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The details

To Launch a Memory with us, simply add your loved one’s name using the form. Please note, once we reach our quota, we will no longer be able to accept additional names.

You will get regular email updates and you’ll later receive an online printable certificate commemorating the special person you miss. If you have any questions in the meantime, visit our FAQs

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Past loving memories

Vickie Ford is among the thousands of people who will be commemorated on this year's Launch a Memory lifeboat. Her family's tribute on Launch a Memory's special dedication pages reads: 'Vickie was a force of nature, strong, passionate and determined in all she did. It seems only fitting that Vickie should be remembered on a lifeboat battling the odds and working to help others, as she did every day. We love and miss you Vickie.'

Launch a Memory updates

The lifeboat Agnes A P Barr at sea
Your Launch a Memory Invergordon updates
Read the latest updates on the Invergordon lifeboat from the 2019 campaign.
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Your Launch a Memory Clifden updates
Read about the latest updates on the Clifden lifeboat from the 2020 campaign. 
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A decal with a serial number including the names of loved ones being applied to the hull of a Shannon class lifeboat.
Your Launch a Memory Wells updates
Read about the latest updates on the Wells lifeboat from the 2021 campaign.
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