We are the RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea.
Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle.
Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. Our Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.
RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824 but we’re more than a rescue service. Working together with partners and communities, we aim to educate, influence, supervise and rescue those at risk from drowning.
We're committed to saving lives on the water indefinitely, which means we need to make the best use of your donations and be as sustainable as we can in everything we do.
95% of our total income comes from donations like yours.
With your help we can keep saving lives.