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 October 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.  

All money raised will help our crews and lifeguards to be prepped and ready to race to the rescue during what is expected to be our busiest summer yet. Last summer, RNLI lifeboat crews were called out 3,838 times, saving 140 lives. With the huge increase in staycations this year, the heat really will be on. So we need your help more than ever. 

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.

Want to know more? 

  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.


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).