RNLI Crosshaven crew members standing next to their B class lifeboat

Turn a willing volunteer into an able crew member

Your donation will give them essential training
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The training that transforms them

Training is essential to every rescue. At every station. In every community. It’s what keeps our crews safe when they’re facing unpredictable conditions out at sea and gives them the knowledge and skills they need to save lives. Training is what turns a willing volunteer into an able lifesaver.

This spring, as our crews get ready for their busiest time of year, we’re aiming to raise £800,000 (€880,000). That’s enough to train up to 500 crew members around the UK and Ireland for a whole year.

It's quick and easy to support our spring appeal with an online donation. Thank you for answering our call for help.

Learning lifesaving skills

RNLI lifeboat crews train together every week, at sea and ashore, so they can answer the call for help quickly and safely. They learn vital skills such as teamwork, casualty care, radio communications, sea survival and navigation.

Blackpool Crew Member Jake Castle is just one of them. Thanks to his training, he helped save the lives of two men who were stranded on a sandbank, suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion.

If you’ve got questions, or would like to donate by phone, call our Supporter Care Team on 0300 300 9907 (UK) or 01 895 1877 (Republic of Ireland). We’re open weekdays, 8am–6pm.

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