RNLI crew in a rib on the sea with a busy beach in the background
our volunteers are two times busier over the summer months

When the days are longer, our volunteer lifesavers give extra

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Stephen Duncombe
*Based on 2022 launches: June-August vs March-May.

You can help power them through this relentless summer

The warmer weather and school holidays have brought people flocking to our coasts, and accidents are inevitable. That means extra calls for help and extra hours given by our volunteer crews. That’s on top of their day jobs and family commitments.

It’s a challenge they can meet with you by their side. Your kind support could help provide the well-maintained kit, craft and skills they rely on. 

4,270 LAUNCHES JUN-AUG, VERSUS 2,099 MAR-MAY

25,224 CREW HOURS AT SEA DURING SUMMER‡

4x VOLUNTEERS SAVE NEARLY FOUR TIMES AS MANY LIVES†

†Based on 206 lives saved during June-August 2022 vs 52 during March-May 2022
‡Crew hours at sea: UK and Ireland, June-August 2022

You can keep them ready for every rescue

No matter how busy things get this summer, our volunteer lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland will continue to give up their time to answer calls for help. They never know when the next call will come, but when it does, they will drop whatever they’re doing and get to the station as fast as possible. That can mean abandoned picnics or barbecues, but they are determined to save every one they can.

Donate today and keep them ready throughout the summer storm rescues.

Montage of three RNLI volunteer crew members.

RNLI/Nigel Millard

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Gift Aid boosts your donation by 25%, helping to save more lives.

If you are a UK resident, and able to Gift Aid, please remember to select 'Yes' when asked.

If you've got any questions about our Summer Appeal, or would like to donate by phone, please call our Supporter Experience Team on (from the UK) 0300 300 0105 or (from Ireland) 01 511 9833 on weekdays, 8am–6pm.

Your donation will save lives in so many ways. In 2022, for every £1/€1 spent on charitable activities, 57p/57c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 26p/26c on running the lifeboat service; 11p/11c on lifeguard rescue; 4p/4c on safety, education and awareness; and 2p/2c on international drowning prevention.