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As a charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our lifesaving. And right now, we need your support more than ever.

It's our belief that even one life lost at sea is too many. Our brave volunteers don't launch into cold, rough seas to save just a few. They're on a mission to save every one.

When our crews are racing from rescue to rescue, they rely even more on their lifesaving kit and world-class training – the things that kind people like you help provide. Donate to our appeal and help our lifesavers get there in time.

Ways you can support RNLI lifesavers

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Give money
From one-off donations to leaving a gift in your Will, there’s a way for you to help save lives at sea. 
Give money
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Volunteer

Volunteer for the RNLI and you'll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn't changed since 1824.

Be extraordinary
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Become a member
Through RNLI membership you can help save lives at sea and keep updated with our lifesaving work.
Join the RNLI
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Raise money
We’ve got fundraising ideas to inspire you, help and advice to support you and our own events you can join in. 
Get started
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Give as you shop

Did you know you could help save lives while you shop online? The RNLI has a number of charity schemes in place with eBay, Marks and Spencers and our own online shop, where every pound you spend will help RNLI lifesavers race to the rescue.

Remember someone special on a lifeboat

Our next Launch a Memory lifeboat will be open for names in Spring 2024.

How your support helped in 2022

9,312 Lifeboat launches

389 lives saved by lifeboat crews

23,204 people aided by lifeguards

117 lives saved by lifeguards

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For 200 years,
RNLI volunteers have counted on kindness

Today, they're still braving wild waters to save others

Other ways you can support RNLI lifesavers

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How your support helps
Our lifesaving is powered by you. Being independent from Government, we rely on your kind support to fund our lifesaving service.
See the difference you make
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Become a corporate partner
Our experienced team can work with you to tailor a partnership suitable for your company’s needs.
Find out more
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Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Help us raise money, inspire support and spread safety messages across the coast this Summer. 
Join us
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Give as you shop
Save lives as you shop online. Find out where and how.
Where to shop
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Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
Come visit us
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Send us your photos
If you have a great photo or video of the RNLI in action, we’d love to see it.
Find out more

Will you help us mark 200 years of lifesaving?

For 200 years, RNLI volunteers have counted on kindness. Today, they’re still braving wild waters to save people in need.