A female lifeboat crew member is stood in front of the sea and is looking seriously at the camera.

Nathan Williams

'Your support could help us save the next life at sea'

‘When the pager goes off, we don’t know who will need rescuing. It could be someone you love. We’re facing our busiest time. But when we get that call, we’ll answer it, because volunteers like me stand ready to rescue, 24/7.

Because the RNLI is a charity, we rely on your kind donations to give us the kit and training we need to stay safe and save lives at sea. That’s why I’m asking for your support today.’

Hands reach out in front of the camera to rescue two young girls, who are crying. The girls are on an inflatable swan some distance from the shore

Photo credit: RNLI/Minehead

Your donation provides the back-up we rely on

With more people predicted to visit our coasts, more people are expected to rely on RNLI lifesavers. And we in turn rely on top-class kit and world-class training to bring those in trouble, and our crews, home safely. Your kind donations could make this possible. 

Will you help our volunteers stand ready to answer the next call?

In 2020, for every £1 spent on charitable activities, 56p was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 27p on running the lifeboat service; 11p on lifeguard rescue; 4p on safety, education and awareness; and 2p 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 Ireland) on weekdays, 8am–6pm.

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