Events in memory

Tribute Funds can be used alongside your personal JustGiving or Virgin Money fundraising page to raise money to remember someone dear to you.

Giving in memory of a loved one is a very personal thing, so it’s important that everyone can give in a way that feels right for them.

Raising money through an event is a good way to get others involved, bringing friends and family together to remember someone special.

You can raise money using a personal JustGiving or Virgin Money fundraising page linked with a Forever by the Sea Tribute Fund.

Or simply by joining an RNLI-linked event such as the London Marathon and letting us know who you’re fundraising in memory of.

Everything you raise will be collected together in memory of your loved one.

Contact us to tell us about your ideas and our team will be happy to help.

Read about how others have raised money to remember a loved one below:

Sarah Davies took on an open water swimming challenge, in memory of her father Richard

'After a generous donation to the RNLI in dad’s Will and another from money donated at his funeral, I felt I wanted to do my bit for the charity as well. I decided to take on the sea swim at the Tenby Long Course Weekend for St David’s Lifeboat Station.

'It was a 1.2-mile swim and before the event I remember thinking ‘this will be a breeze’. But in the cold sea 1.2 miles feels like a long way. I was proud to complete it in Dad’s memory and know he would have been even prouder of me – keeping up our family’s link with the sea and raising £2,700 for the RNLI: the charity closest to his heart.'

Read more about Richard in the Winter 2017 Forever by the Sea newsletter

Sharon Mason hosted an open house, in memory of her father Peter

'I love baking, so I came up with the idea of hosting an open house for an afternoon, where I could serve tea and homemade bakes for a donation.

'We managed to donate £650 just from hosting an afternoon tea with the raffle. People are really generous in donating prizes, as well as the donations to support the RNLI.

'The RNLI is such a worthwhile cause, and it’s nice to be able to support volunteers who give up their time and risk their lives to save others. I like the thought that I am carrying on our dad’s support of the RNLI – especially for Bridlington where it all started for me.'

Read more about Peter in the Summer 2017 Forever by the Sea newsletter.

Josh Crave competed in the Red Bull Soapbox Race, in memory of his grandad.

'When we decided to enter the Red Bull Soapbox Race we wanted to raise money for a charity, and the RNLI and our Baywatch theme were a perfect match!

'We loved the messages of support from everyone – so many people loved that we were raising money for such a great cause.

'In our application to Red Bull we pledged to raise £1,000 for the RNLI, and we hit our target on the day of the race. We were so excited to reach this goal and have since raised £1,102 and counting.'

Read more about Josh Crave's story.