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.
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How to host an RNLI garden party
Sign upSign 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.
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.
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.
We’re expecting a very busy summer at Whitby RNLI as more people take staycations – that’s why your RNLI Garden event is so important. It will help raise vital funds to support lifeboat volunteers like me so that, together, we can save lives at sea.