For almost 200 years, the RNLI has saved lives at sea. Our volunteers are on call to launch lifeboats to the rescue around the UK and Ireland, 365 days a year. Our lifeguards patrol busy beaches in the summer. And our water safety campaigns and presenters keep people safe by sharing lifesaving messages that prevent drowning tragedies. We're driven by our vision - to save every one. It inspires us to save more lives in more ways - from rescue hovercraft and inland lifeboat stations, to international lifesaving interventions alongside partners overseas. And, because we're a charity separate from government, we rely on kindness to power our lifesavers' work. The training, the equipment, the facilities, the campaigns - all made possible by a very special kind of lifesaver: you.
NOTE: RNLI work that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development goals includes its international projects delivered alongside other organisations, such as our partnership with CIPRB (centre for injury prevention and research Bangladesh). We have worked together with funders to help to set up a sustainable lifeguard service and community SwimSafe sessions in a country where 40 children drown a day.