Rarely has a summer been as anticipated as this one. And RNLI Garden Parties provides the perfect opportunity to get out there and enjoy it. Invite friends and family into your garden between June and September and raise vital funds for RNLI lifesavers. 

Your garden doesn’t have to be huge. It could be a leafy courtyard or picturesque patio. What matters is that just by taking part you’ll become an RNLI lifesaver alongside other supporters and volunteers, all helping to save lives at sea. 

140 lives saved in 2020

3,383 callouts in 2020

IN 2021, We need your help more than ever

IN 2021, staycations are increasing

What you do is up to you. Tempt them with a cream tea. Lay on some homemade lemonade. Or put on a picnic, feel the grass between your toes and enjoy a much-needed catch-up. Whatever you do, you’ll be a homegrown hero. 

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic causes some uncertainty but our priorities continue to be the welfare of our volunteers, staff and supporters and maintaining our world-class lifesaving service. While we continue to monitor the situation closely, please ensure that you always refer to the latest government guidance on Covid-19 in your area when planning or taking part in an RNLI fundraising event.

Ready to host your party?

Don’t forget, we’re here to help. Check out our FAQs page, contact us at RNLIgardens@rnli.org.uk, or call 0300 300 9990 (from the UK) or 01 511 9834 (from Ireland). 

How to host an RNLI garden party

  1. 1

    Sign up

    Sign up to receive your Garden Parties personalised fundraising materials as well as access to the Garden Shed, where you’ll find handy resources like activity ideas and downloadable invitations. 
  2. 2

    Spread the word

    Send invitations to friends and family so that they remember the date. Join the RNLI Gardens Facebook group to spread the word. And follow #RNLIGardens on Twitter.   

  3. 3

    Raise lifesaving funds

    Ask your guests to donate to the RNLI through your personal fundraising page. The money you raise will ensure that brave RNLI lifesavers can continue to save lives.