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A gift in your Will is our protection at sea

Your gift in Will could help lifeboat crews save lives at sea.

Leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI helps protect our selfless lifesavers when they launch to rescue others in their mission to save every one. 6 in 10 of our lifeboat launches are only possible thanks to kind legacy gifts. We need the help of generous supporters like you to save lives at sea.

If you are considering leaving a legacy to the RNLI, thank you. Any gift, large or small, makes a real difference.

Request our free Gifts in Wills guide to find out how to write or update your Will, get information on our free Wills service, and learn why your gift is vital to the RNLI's lifesaving work.

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Why your legacy matters to the RNLI

Gifts in Wills help give our lifeboat crews everything they need to launch to the rescue and save lives at sea. Your gift will help provide lifeboat crews with the kit, training and lifeboats they need to launch to the rescue.

You can write or update your Will for free with the RNLI. If you are able to leave a gift to us, large or small, you'll be helping to save lives at sea.

6 in 10 Launches ARE ONLY POSSIBLE THANKS TO GIFTS IN WILLS

5,700+ Volunteers REQUIRE LIFESAVING TRAINING AND KIT

448 Lifeboats NEED TO BE MAINTAINED AND UPDATED

238 Stations REQUIRE LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT

Your name on the side of a Legacy lifeboat

Yours is a legacy that will be remembered. If you do choose to remember the RNLI in your Will, after we have received your gift, your name will be added to the side of a legacy lifeboat alongside the names of others who have decided to support us in this special way. So when the brave lifeboat crews launch to the rescue, you will be right there alongside them on every shout.

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Find a legacy event near you

Join us in person at a special RNLI legacy event and find out more about leaving a gift in your Will. Events will be taking place across the UK and Ireland – see what’s happening near you.
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Get your free Gifts in Wills guide

Find out how to write or update your Will and see what a difference a gift to the RNLI can make with our free guide.

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Contact our Gifts in Wills Team
Whether you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will, or would like more information on gift in Wills, we’d love to hear from you.
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How to include a gift in your Will
A gift in your Will helps protect RNLI volunteers as they rescue those in danger at sea. Here’s how your legacy can be a lifesaver.
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Guidance for executors and solicitors

Here is all the information you need if you are administering in a Will that includes a gift to the RNLI, including how to pay a gift in.

Learn more about administering a Will

Write or update your Will for free with the RNLI and help lifeboat crews and lifeguards save lives at sea

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