Crew member onboard the lifeboat in rough sea.

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Your support could help us save the next life at sea

When the pager goes off, we don’t know who will need rescuing. But behind every saved life and every grateful loved one is someone like you. Because our crew members are volunteers. On call 24 hours a day to rescue people in danger by the coast or at sea. And as a charity, the RNLI rely on your kind donations for the kit and training crews need to stay safe and save lives. That’s why we're asking for your support today.

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 to rescue them from a life-or-death ordeal. 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?

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

If you've got any questions about our appeal, or would like to donate by phone, please call our Supporter Experience Team on (from the UK) 0300 300 9907 or (from Ireland) 01 511 9833 on weekdays, 8am–6pm.

Your donation will save lives in so many ways. In 2021, for every £1/€1 spent on charitable activities, 56p/56c was on lifeboats, property and equipment; 27p/27c on running the lifeboat service; 12p/12c on lifeguard rescue; 4p/4c on safety, education and awareness; and 1p/1c on international drowning prevention.