The RNLI is the charity that
provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK
and Republic of Ireland.
As you may or may not be aware the RNLI
receives no UK government funding and this year it
will cost over £100 million pounds to run the
lifeboat service. That's nearly £300,000 every
If you would like to donate, you
can do so in many different ways. For example, you
can become a member and receive regular updates
Ü Visit the
Support the RNLI
page for details.
Meet George ..
This is "George" our Mannequin made by the Honorary Secretary and his wife to help raise funds for
George is a big chap standing over
Coated in fibreglass and dressed in redundant lifeboat
On George you can find a price list of his equipment so that
the public can see how much it costs to equip a Lifeboat
Did you Know ..
There are 230 Lifeboat Stations around the UK which
rescue 19 people every day.
There are 4,600 Lifeboat Crew Members including 300
14,000 miles of coastline around the UK.
The RNLI is entirely funded by voluntary contributions and
costs over 100 million pounds each year to run.
For every £1 spent 81 pence is spent on maintaining and
replacing the existing lifeboat fleet.
16 pence is used for fundraising and 3 pence for administration.
Any surplus of income is held in the RNLI's reserve fund and
used to guarantee the RNLI's boat building programme and other
70% of income is raised from legacies.