St Davids RNLI Crew Members Roger Smith and Dai John in their all-weather kit walking up the slipway as the sun sets in the distance

Donate in memory

Thank you for choosing to give in memory of someone you love and miss. However you decide to remember them with the RNLI, you can be sure that together, you and your loved one will save lives at sea for years to come.
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When you make a memorial donation for a loved one, they become a lifesaver – and so do you. There are as many unique ways of donating in memory as there are people. We’re here to help you make a lasting and fitting tribute – to help you remember them in the most meaningful way.

Boat on the sea in sunset

Make a one-off donation in memory of a loved one

You might choose to remember your loved one by giving to the RNLI in their memory.

When you donate in memory of a loved one, they become a lifesaver – and so do you. As a thank you, you’ll receive a special pack of sunflower seeds.

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

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Set up a monthly donation in memory of a loved one

Set up a regular donation for our lifesavers to make sure the light never goes out.

As a thank you, you’ll receive a welcome pack, an RNLI keyring and a foldout map showing where and how your gift is making a difference.

A young child skims stones with an adult on a sandy beach at sunset

Tribute funds

You can share fond memories of your loved one with an RNLI Forever by the Sea Tribute Fund. It will be an online space to celebrate special moments, stories and photos with friends and family. Donations given through your page will help save lives at sea.

Discover all of the ways you can remember your loved one

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Launch a Memory
Our next Launch a Memory lifeboat goes live in spring 2024. In the meantime, learn how you’ll be able to celebrate and remember your loved one by adding their name to a lifeboat.
Find out more
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Tribute Funds

An RNLI Forever by the Sea Tribute Fund is the perfect place to share your fond memories of a loved one and, search for an existing tribute.

Create a tribute fund
RNLI donation envelopes
Funeral donations
Organise an RNLI collection for your loved one’s funeral or memorial service, and you’ll be honouring them in a meaningful way.
Create a funeral collection
Josh Crave  and his friends competing in the Red Bull Soapboax Race for the RNLI, in memory of his grandad.
Events in memory
Tribute Funds can be used alongside your personal JustGiving fundraising page to raise money to remember someone dear to you.
Organise an in memory event
Boat on the sea in sunset
Give an in memory donation
Your precious donation will power our lifesaving, making you - and your loved one - lifesavers too.
Give in loving memory
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Light the way home with a monthly gift
Set up a regular donation for our lifesavers to make sure the light never goes out.
Set up a monthly gift