Lifeboat launch donations

Donate every time your local RNLI lifeboat goes out on a shout

Your generous support allows our volunteer crews to be lifesavers. Sign up to follow your local lifeboat station and donate every time the crew head out on a shout. Along with your donation, you'll also receive a text message straight to your phone each time the lifeboat launches. So when the crew gets the call, you will too. 

SMS Launch Alerts

Give the crew a little more on their next launch

Your donations are triggered by the same pager system that notifies the lifeboat’s volunteer crew members. This means you'll know when your local lifesavers have been called out.

Note: This service is available for UK billing networks only.  

Please note Sky Mobile is currently unsupported, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

If you're already signed up, you can log in and manage your SMS launch alerts. You can pause the your donations for a while - for example, while on holiday in another country. To end the alerts, simply reply 'STOP' to one of the alerts you've already received.


Text launch alerts are directly linked to our volunteer crew pagers. When the crew are mustered by a pager call, it triggers a donation and you'll receive a text alert. However, there are occasions when lifeboats launch without being paged. This could be because they're already out on exercise, are attending in support of another lifeboat or because the crew have been summoned by other means.

Text launch alerts can therefore best be taken as an indication of lifeboat activity, rather than a definitive account of rescues.

For operational reasons, there's a delay between the lifeboat launching and your alert and donation via text. In some cases this may be more than half an hour.

Terms and conditions for this service.

Unfortunately we have had to decommission our Desktop pager as a result of it having become out of date and no longer functioning as it should.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.