The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.
The RNLI provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.
There are 237 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland, and RNLI lifeguards patrol over 200 beaches each summer.
Each year it costs over £140M to run the lifesaving service. For every £1 donated, 83p goes to the rescue service, and 17p is reinvested to generate more funds.
Unbelievably, the RNLI receive no public money!
It costs around £385,000 a day to run the RNLI, all of which is generously donated by the public. We are pleased to make our small contribution.