The crew at Crosshaven putting away their inshore lifeboat

Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

You give us hope

The past year has been tough in so many ways but, like you, we made sacrifices and we made it through.

Although we’re still struggling through the pandemic, there’s promise of a better spring. The sky is a little lighter, the grass a little greener. With longer days on the way, more people will be drawn to the water. Hope of rescue is what they’ll need should they find themselves in trouble. Can we count on you to make sure we’re there for them?

Training courses cancelled

Lifeboat maintenance delayed

People still need help

Kindness saves lives

A training exercise, using a stretcher, with the crew at Valentia Lifeboat Station

Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

You could help restart training so we’re ready when we’re needed most

You could press play on paused projects

When coronavirus struck, it impacted our fundraising – and we’re still feeling the effects. We had to cut back. Training courses were cancelled. Planned lifeboat maintenance was delayed. But still the calls for help kept coming. Wear and tear on kit and equipment carried on. Will you keep us ready, for when we’re needed most?

Make a donation to bring hope in the darkest storms.

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 01 511 9833 (from Ireland) on weekdays, 8am–6pm.

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