Fundraising is vital to the RNLI. Its independence from Government and the admiration that people have for the crews and lifeguards help motivate them to support the lifeboat service. The RNLI has approximately 1,100 fundraising branches and guilds throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, grouped into nine regions.
Their support allows the Institution to call on thousands of people from all walks of life, which raise money to help the RNLI save lives at sea. Branch members and non-members alike get involved in all sorts of activities to boost funds. Funds are also raised by people generously leaving gifts to the RNLI in their wills.
In 2004, legacies accounted for 66% of the RNLI?s fundraised income.
How can you help??
You can help the RNLI in a variety of ways. There are three adult grades of membership: Shoreline, Offshore and Governor, plus Storm Force, a membership club for children. As well as joining, you can also give a regular or one-off donation, make the RNLI your chosen charity when you take part in a sponsored event, or remember the RNLI when you write your will.
You may want to get involved in fundraising activities ? why not contact your regional office or RNLI headquarters and find out more?
If you are interested in either becoming a member of the RNLI or making a one off donation please use one of the below links.
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