Help and resources

We can tell you more about gifts in Wills to the RNLI.
Kilmore Quay volunteers communicate between lifeboats

Photo: Nigel Millard

Kilmore Quay volunteers

Ways to contact us

Our friendly team is here to answer your questions about legacies, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

0300 300 0124 (UK)
1800 360258 (Ireland)


Get in touch using our online form.

Write to:
Gifts in Wills Team
West Quay Road
BH15 1HZ

Ask us about how your legacy could be used

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI, we can promise you that we will use it very carefully. Read more about our promise here.

Our team can tell you more about how your gift will support our lifeboat crews and lifeguards.

ask us about different ways to arrange a gift in your will

Although we aren’t solicitors, we can help you work out the best way to arrange a gift in your Will. For example, you might want to make it a residuary gift, which is whatever is left after all your other gifts to the people you love have been made. Just pick up the phone and we can have a chat.

request our booklet and DVD

Ask for our booklet and DVD, which show the difference a gift in your Will could make to the brave RNLI volunteers who risk their lives to save others at sea.

Leave us a Lifeline with a Gift in your Will is a quick and easy watch and read, with some inspiring stories of rescues at sea made possible by legacies to the RNLI.

Arrange a visit to see what we do up close

We have more than 238 lifeboat stations all around the UK and Ireland, looking after 19,000 miles of coastline.

These include four inland lifeboat stations at Enniskillen, Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Lough Ree and four along the Thames at Chiswick, Teddington, Tower and Gravesend.

If you would like to visit one with a view to seeing what gifts in Wills do, please contact us.

let us know what you're thinking

Six out of ten lifeboat launches are only possible because someone left us a gift in their Will. So knowing why people consider leaving a legacy to the RNLI is very important to us.

Whether your mind is made up or you have a question, we’d love to hear from you.

Download a codicil for amending your Will

If you have already made a Will you can still help the RNLI by adding a codicil to your existing Will.

Download the RNLI codicil form (PDF 698KB).

Make or update your Will for free using our free Wills Service

If you’re 55 or over, you can have your Will written or amended for free by a qualified local solicitor with our Free Wills Service.