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Welcome to the RNLI

  • October is
    Free Wills Month

    If you're aged 55 or over, you can have your Will written or amended for free this month.

    A Will ensures your wishes are honoured. And gives you the chance to leave a lasting legacy.

    Find out more
    Dover's Severn class lifeboat heading toward the white cliffs
  • Your legacy
    is our lifeline

    Your legacy will be much more than a gift in your Will.

    It will be the lifeboat that launches. The training of our volunteers. And the kit that protects them at sea.

    If you're writing or amending your Will, please ...

    Consider leaving a gift to the RNLI
    Arklow Coxswain Ned Dillon
  • Our volunteers are extraordinary

    Only one in 10 lifeboat crew members has professional maritime experience.

    But once trained, they're ready to brave the elements and unpredictable seas to save the lives of others.

    A gift in your Will can ensure they're prepared.

    See how you can make a difference
    Lifeboat crew braving the elements onboard a Tamar class all-weather lifeboat
  • 'Never seen trauma like it'

    Many of our lifeboats, crew kit and crew training are funded or part-funded by gifts in Wills.

    Like Wicklow's Tyne class all-weather lifeboat, which has been saving lives at sea since 1989 thanks to the legacy of Annie Lydia Blaker.

    See our Wicklow crew in action
    Wicklow crew member jumping into the water to rescue a pregnant woman trapped in a cave
October is
Free Wills Month
Find out more

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Make or update your Will for free this month.

Terms and conditions apply.


Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.


Kinsale RNLI help sailor in capsized catamaran

16 September 2014

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