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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We do this by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety education and initiatives and flood rescue response.

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Brighton RNLI Crew Member Jade Cohen
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Support the RNLI’s lifesavers by making a donation through Virgin Money Giving. It’s quick, easy and secure.

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Respect the Water
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: Wicklow RNLI crew member jumping into the sea from the station’s D class lifeboat as part of a rescue reconstruction
Respect the Water

Respect the Water is our national drowning prevention campaign. It highlights the risks, helps you avoid them and gives advice to keep you and those around you safe.

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From crewing the boats to presenting at schools, there are lots of ways you can get involved.

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