The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea. They do this through lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguards, water safety education and flood rescue.
Founded as the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck in 1824, it was thirty years later in 1854, that their name officially became Royal National Lifeboat Institution – the RNLI – as they are known today.
The RNLI’s mission statement prioritises selflessness, courage, dependability and trustworthiness, with volunteers at their heart. These values have been shared by generations of supporters who have powered their lifesaving work through the kindness and generosity for nearly 200 years.