How your support helps

We’re getting through this crisis together. People will always need our help and – thanks to you – we will always be there to answer their call.

RNLI Crew Member Joe Mannings is pictured in full yellow crew kit, wearing a red lifejacket, white helmet and blue face mask. The camera looks over the shoulder of another crew member, who is beyond the focal range, in the foreground. Joe has a look of concentration on his face, as if he is listening to someone.

RNLI/Nathan Williams

From PPE to training, lifeboats to fuel, boatbuilding to operational support, you make our lifesaving possible

As a charity independent of government, your generous support matters more than ever in meeting the costs of saving lives at sea. Our volunteer lifesavers give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.

Your kindness saves lives. Every donation will keep our brave volunteers safe on the water and bring them home to their families when the job is done.

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
Where your money goes
Giving our lifesavers everything they need and deserve - from boots to boats - is costly.
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Survivor stories
Read stories from people who owe their lives to our rescue service. Their experience could help you stay safe.
Listen to their stories

Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?