Remember A Charity Week – will you help protect our crew at sea?

This year, Remember A Charity Week runs from 6-12 September. Over 200 charities, including the RNLI, are raising awareness about the profound impact that leaving a charitable gift in your Will can have.

Yarmouth’s Severn class lifeboat at sea during rough weather

Photo: Nigel Millard

Six in ten RNLI lifeboat launches are only possible due to gifts left in supporters’ Wills. This highlights just how crucial gifts like these are to us. Because we’re a charity, we simply couldn’t do what we do without our generous supporters.

Each year, the RNLI joins up with other charities that are close to people’s hearts to celebrate Remember A Charity Week. The campaign focuses on the impact that leaving a gift in your Will can have, such as helping to protect our crews at sea, long into the future. Remember a Charity Week also addresses the misconceptions that some people may have about leaving a gift in their Will.

Writing a Will needn’t be complicated or expensive, and it can bring peace of mind to know that your loved ones are taken care of. But it’s not always easy to know where to start, which is why we offer our free Gifts in Wills Guide. This guide includes more information about the impact of legacy gifts on our lifesaving work and how you may be able to write or update your Will for free.

Gifts in Wills bring our brave lifeboat crews home safely. They can provide the protective gear, lifeboats, training and equipment our volunteers need to save lives. We will always use your special gift wisely and effectively.

Why your legacy will endure for years to come

If you do choose to remember the RNLI in your Will, any gift – large or small – won’t be forgotten, because when we receive your gift we will proudly add your name to the side of a lifeboat. You will be a part of our lifesaving family for many years to come.

Learn more about the impact of gifts in Wills.

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