Close-up portrait photo of Mudeford RNLI volunteer Crew Member Simon Barnett

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Simon Barnett, Volunteer Crew Member at Mudeford Lifeboat Station

'In tough times, we pull together'

‘As people are allowed to move further from home, and in larger groups, the coast is getting busier,’ says Mudeford Lifeboat Volunteer Simon Barnett. ‘We are constantly dealing with new challenges. It’s hard. But we pull together. And when someone is in danger in the water, cold and alone and afraid, we answer.’

RNLI lifesavers like Simon need your help. The health crisis has hit our income hard. The funds we count on to power our lifesaving service have gone down. We need you to stand with us in these uncertain times, so we can continue to keep everyone safe.


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EVENTS cancelled

INCOME falling

KINDNESS saves lives

A B class lifeboat and four crew power through the sea at sunset

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Help save lives - whatever the emergency

Your generosity will help us prepare for whatever comes next. As people flock to the coast, we’re needed more than ever. Your kindness could help in so many ways. You might fuel a lifeboat, or help fund training or vital PPE. Ultimately, your donation will help us save lives, reunite families, and keep ourselves safe while we do so.

Please make a donation today. And stand proudly with your lifeboat volunteers.

Your donation will save lives in so many ways. In 2019, for every £1/€1 spent, 49p/49c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 32p/32c on running the lifeboat service; 11p/11c on lifeguard rescue; 6p/6c on safety and education; and 2p/2c on international drowning prevention.

If you've got any questions about our appeal, or would like to donate by phone, please call our Supporter Experience Team on 0300 300 9907 (from the UK) or 01 895 1877 (from outside the UK) on weekdays, 8am–6pm. 

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