Leave a gift in your Will

2am. The shout goes out. Butchers, hairdressers, accountants … rush out into the freezing wind and darkness to save someone they’ve never met.
Newquay lifeboat volunteers onboard their B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat, The Gladys Mildred B-821

Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard

Newquay B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat, The Gladys Mildred B-821

Your legacy is our lifeline

Gifts in Wills help bring our brave lifeboat crews home safely. Your legacy will be the protective kit they can count on. The training that keeps them safe. And the strong lifeboat that ploughs through fierce winds and waves to reach people in distress.

Ways to contact us

Our Gifts in Wills Team is available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Telephone: 

0300 300 0124 (UK)
1800 360 258 (Ireland)

Email:

legacy_enquiry@rnli.org.uk

Online:

Fill in our short enquiry form

Write to: 

Gifts in Wills Team
RNLI
West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ 

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We have a special scheme that enables you and your partner to make your Wills for free, using qualified solicitors within reasonable travelling distance of where you live.
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