How your support helps

People will always need our help. Thanks to you, we will always be there to answer that call.
Skegness lifeboat volunteers training in rough seas in their D class inshore lifeboat, Peterborough Beer Festival lV D-739

Photo: Martin Fish

Your support means our lifeboat volunteers are trained to save lives at sea and stay safe

As a charity, we depend on your support to help us meet the cost of saving lives at sea. Our volunteer lifesavers give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.

How you helped
St Ives RNLI lifeboat crew throwing rope to fisherman in the water
The difference you make
Thanks to the support of brilliant people like you, our lifeboat crews aided an average of 22 people a day in 2017. Our lifeguards aided 24,044 people.
How you helped
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RNLI Welly filled with coins on the beach
Where your money goes
Giving our lifesavers everything they need and deserve - from boots to boats - is costly.
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Listen to their stories
Louisa Barrow and Peter Severs with one of their rescuers, Sean Baxter, at Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station
Survivor stories
Read stories from people who owe their lives to our rescue service. Their experience could help you stay safe.
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