Today, they’re still braving wild waters to save others.
RNLI charity appeals
Thank you for choosing to give to one of our charity appeals. Your generosity helps fund everything we need to save lives at sea, and we need your support now more than ever.
Charitable giving helps our volunteers to save every one they can
We need your support more now than ever. Our crews don’t launch into unforgiving seas to save most people. They’re out to save every one. Being an RNLI volunteer is unpredictable – our lifesavers never know who will need rescuing next. But they do know they can rely on their training, kit and lifesaving equipment to get them there quickly and bring them home safely.
When you give to one of our appeals your donation helps buy the seconds that save a life and the means that make it possible.
Celebrate the life of someone you miss with our Launch a Memory lifeboat appeal
An all-weather lifeboat crew could be launching with your loved one's memory right by their side – find out how to add the name of someone you miss to our next Launch a Memory lifeboat.