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Raise money

Find out how you can help provide the RNLI with the funds they need to save lives at sea.

The RNLI can't save lives without the support of people like you. From helping to give our volunteers the training and kit they need to launch to the rescue, to helping us share lifesaving water safety advice.

Whether you're looking for fundraising ideas or need help planning, promoting and running your fundraising event, we've got all the advice and resources you need on how to raise money for charity in a fun, safe and legal way and smash your fundraising target. If you want to raise money yourself or take part in an RNLI fundraising event, you'll find all the details here on how you can help save lives at sea.

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Get involved

Looking for some inspiration? We have all sorts of different ideas to help supporters of all ages and backgrounds plan the perfect fundraiser.

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1 Register your own event or sign up to a local RNLI fundraiser

2 Take on a challenge, there's something for everyone

3 Share and promote your fundraiser to raise money

4 Help save lives, the money you raise powers our lifesaving work

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Plan and register your event

Want help with your fundraiser? We’ve put together some useful advice on how you can plan your event. You can also find out how you can let us know about your fundraiser and what you need to do once it’s complete.

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Take on the Mayday Mile

Complete a mile-a-day in May and help RNLI volunteers save lives this summer
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Take part in an event

We have a variety of fundraising events and opportunities to join and get involved in. You can run, swim or cycle - or for something less strenuous, there's quiz nights, coffee mornings, fetes and concerts.

However you choose to raise money for us, you can be sure you will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too

Fundraising tips and resources

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Fundraising ideas
Need some fundraising ideas for your event? Here is a list of 75 fantastic fundraising ideas. Every penny or cent you raise powers our lifesaving work. 
get inspired
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Plan and register your fundraising
Whether you're a first time fundraiser or an experienced RNLI supporter, you can find useful advice on how to plan and run your own fundraising event. 
find out more
TCS London Marathon - RNLI runners raising money for the RNLI
Take part in an event
Get together, have fun and raise money at one of our events - whether it’s a 10K or local quiz night.
Find an event
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Fundraising from home
If you’re wondering how to support the RNLI from the safety of your own home, why not take a look at these virtual fundraising ideas? 
Get started
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Pay in your fundraising money
Thank you so much for fundraising for the RNLI. We’re so grateful for all the hard work you put into supporting our brave volunteer lifesavers. 
Pay it in
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Advice for safe and legal fundraising
Your safety, and that of all the caring fundraisers like you in the RNLI family, is our priority. Not only when you’re enjoying the water, but when you’re raising money too. This handy checklist for safe and legal fundraising will help you dot the i’s, cross the t’s and keep the fun in your fundraising. 
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