Raise money

Looking at how to raise money for charity? Look no further! When you raise money for the RNLI, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll not only give you ideas on how to raise money for charity, we’ll help you raise it too! It’s the least we can do.

Firstly, thank you for choosing to raise money for the RNLI. Of all the good charities to raise money for, we’re honoured and so very thankful that you have chosen to raise money to save lives at sea. Especially during one of the toughest times the world has ever faced - a time when our income is falling and we need your support more than ever.

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet our lifeboat crews have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. They still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch their lifeboats. And their lifeboat stations and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired. With your support, they’ll always be ready, right now and in the future.

Your fundraising can help us weather the storm

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!

There are also all kinds of organised fundraising events you can get involved with, from challenges and sporting events to more sedate coffee mornings and social events.

The best and easiest way to rally support, promote your fundraiser and collect online donations is to set up and share your online fundraising page. And, when the fun’s all over, we make it easy for you to pay in your fundraiser donations online for any sponsorship money you’ve collected in person.

We’re here to support you throughout every stage of your fundraising adventure, just as we’re always here for you should you ever need our help. 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.

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Fundraising ideas
Thank you for your interest in raising money for the RNLI! As a charity, every penny or cent you raise powers our lifesaving work. Here is a list of 75 fantastic fundraising ideas.
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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? 
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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. 
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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. 
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Llandudno Lifeboat Medical Authority Dr JJ Green who has run over 50 marathons
Take part in an event
Join in! We have a variety of fundraising events to get involved with. You can run, swim or cycle – or for something less strenuous, there’s quiz nights, coffee mornings, fêtes and concerts.
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RNLI Gardens
This summer, be a homegrown hero and host a fundraiser in your garden to raise money for RNLI lifesavers. Choose from RNLI Open Gardens or RNLI Garden Parties.
Host an RNLI Gardens event
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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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Fundraisers’ stories
Get inspired by some of our fundraisers, who’ve all completed brilliant activities to support the RNLI.
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Will you help our lifesavers save every one they can?

Not every rescue ends happily. But RNLI lifesavers will never stop trying to save every one who needs their help. Your donation will ensure they can be there for the next person. And the next.