Why the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
The RNLI is a unique national lifeboat rescue charity, founded by Sir William Hillary on 4th March 1824.
Operated and crewed by local volunteers 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
RNLI rescues 1,000’s and saves 100’s of lives at sea every year.
It cost £177.3m to run in 2016.
The RNLI is funded only by donations