An RNLI lifeboat with its crew at sea

Photo: Nick Mailer

This is our watch

This is a challenging time for us all. Life feels uncertain and unrecognisable, but some things remain the same. Like generations of lifesavers before them, RNLI crews are still on call 24/7, rescuing those in danger at sea.

But with every day that passes in lockdown, vital funds are running out. We urgently need your help. The coronavirus pandemic means that normal community fundraising can’t take place. That’s why our annual yellow-themed Mayday fundraiser looks a little different in 2020.

From the safety of your home, you can do something amazing. Create your own virtual Cuppa for the Crew event, or take the Step to it for Mayday step challenge. Host an online Lifesaver Quiz or join the H2Only fundraiser. Whatever you can do will help power our crew. This is our watch. Together, we can save lives.

Your support is crucial

Lifeboat crews are still on call 24/7

Coronavirus means we can't fundraise as normal

Essential funds are falling

When lockdown is over, our coast is likely to be busier than ever

Mayday at home

Put the kettle on
An RNLI crew member and a supporter share a cup of tea
Cuppa for the Crew
Host a virtual coffee morning with friends and family and raise funds for crew. Imagine you're meeting in your favourite cafe and donate the cost of your usual cuppa to our volunteer lifesavers.
Put the kettle on
Walk this way
One person walking in RNLI wellies, and one person walking in yellow trainers
Step to it for Mayday
Lap your garden. Climb your stairs. Or count steps during your daily permitted exercise. Whichever way you take part in our Step to it for Mayday sponsored step challenge, every step you take will power our volunteer crew.
Walk this way
Water for me
A glass of water and a glass of money side by side for H2Only
H2Only
Can you do without your normal tipple for 10 days straight and drink only water? Get sponsored for taking the H2Only challenge and the funds you raise will help maintain our essential lifesaving service.
Water for me
Ready to play?
A group of friends take part in an online quiz
Lifesaver Quiz
Test your friends’ and family’s general knowledge skills, by hosting an online Lifesaver Quiz. Using video-calling software, a quiz is simple to organise and every penny you raise will help our lifeboats reach those in peril.
Ready to play?

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