About the RNLI

Lifeboats RNLI
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 single day. 

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 the R.N.L.I.

George is a big chap standing over 6' tall. Coated in  fibreglass and dressed in redundant lifeboat gear.

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 Crew.                 


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 women.
There is 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 capital projects.

70% of income is raised from legacies.