When the adrenaline kicks in, so does their training
Our lifesavers never forget the first time they’re asked to launch. It’s not unusual to feel a bit apprehensive. Adrenaline soars. Some ask themselves: ‘Will we get there in time?’ But as they fly down the slipway, their preparation kicks in – they are calm and focused. That’s all down to their kit and training – things they wouldn’t have without our supporters. A donation from you will help keep them ready for anything.
We couldn't do this without you, so please consider making a donation today.
2022 IN STATS
8,000+ shouts expected
238 Stations need crew kit
5,600 crew relying on training
KINDNESS Saves lives
Every crew member plays a part. Including you
The sea doesn’t get any less dangerous. And the need for lifesaving skills doesn’t go away. Our volunteer crews train hard to get and stay ready. They study their kit and lifeboat. They then develop skills at sea: navigation, casualty care, sea survival and more.
We’re heading into another challenging year. All around the coast, RNLI crews – many with new volunteers – are depending on the equipment and training that keeps them ready. And they’re depending on people like you, because the courses, assessments and PPE all come at a cost – and the RNLI is a charity.
Will you consider making a donation today that will help prepare volunteers for their first shouts?
I was nervous, but ready as I'd ever be
In 2020, for every £1/€1 spent on charitable activities, 56p/56c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 27p/27c on running the lifeboat service; 11p/11c on lifeguard rescue; 4p/4c on safety, education and awareness; 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 01 511 9833 (from Ireland) on weekdays, 8am–6pm.Donate now