Give to a special appeal

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.

RNLI charity appeals give you the opportunity to choose a fundraising appeal you'd like to support. They can be fundraising appeals for individual lifeboat stations or certain areas of the RNLI's work. They can help fund specific needs such as crew training, crew kit, rescue equipment, lifeboats, new boathouses and station running costs. Or they can help raise general funds to be spent wherever the need is greatest.

Being a charity, our need for funds is constant. But there are times when that need becomes so great that we launch an urgent fundraising appeal. And, with our income falling during one of the toughest challenges the world has ever faced, right now is one of those times.

You can help us brave the storm

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet our lifeboat crews have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. They still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch their lifeboats. And their lifeboat stations and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired. With your support, they’ll always be ready, right now and in the future. 

You can help our lifeboat volunteers brave the storm by donating to our urgent fundraising appeal. Your gift, no matter how much, will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too.

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Close-up portrait photo of Tower RNLI Crew Member Steve King outside in all-weather lifeboat kit with yellow hood up
Help us weather the summer storm
Fundraising events are cancelled. Our income is falling. But our brave crews are still on call 24/7.
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Save Our Severns – with your help, we can give the lifeboat a second life
Together we can Save Our Severns
Our biggest lifeboat needs your help. Your support will give her a new lease of life.
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Crew members wearing new RNLI kit onboard Lowestoft Shannon class lifeboat in extremely rough weather and snow blizzards
Help them brave the storm
Lifeboat crews are busier than ever – they need your help today. Please support them with a donation to our urgent fundraising appeal.
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Smiling James Cooper, volunteer crew member at Salcombe lifeboat station and great grandson of Eddie Distin, one of only two survivors of the Salcombe lifeboat disaster in 1916.
Salcombe appeal - 150 years of lifesaving
Our community has been counting on them for 150 years. Can they count on you to ensure their lifesaving future?
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Blackpool’s D Class lifeboat being recovered from the water during a training exercise
Blackpool Lifeboat appeal
Will you join this busy, lifesaving community by helping our volunteers fund a new D class lifeboat?
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Will you stand with us?

Our brave volunteer crews are still on call, 24/7, despite the global pandemic. We urgently need you to stand with us in these uncertain times so they can continue to be there for you, your loved ones and everyone who needs them.