Funded by our amazing supporters and powered by our dedicated volunteers, we've been #SavingLivesAtSea since 1824.
A year ago today we announced our new partnership with @hellyhansen Through the partnership, they are delivering drowning prevention messages to their customers, supporting fundraising activity, and are supplying the very best lifesaving kit. Lighter, more durable and allowing a greater freedom of movement, the new kit provides better comfort for our crew members and has keeps them warm and dry when they’re out #SavingLivesAtSea in all conditions. Today, the crew at Dover will become the 101st station to receive this new kit. Pictured: Selsey Lifeboat crew 📸 Nathan Williams #RNLI #HellyHansen #crewkit #SavingLivesAtSea #lifeboats
Our crews train for all weather conditions so they’re prepared for whatever they may face on a call-out. Here are the conditions some of our crews faced earlier today on a training course at the #RNLICollege Stay safe in the storm and stay away from exposed areas where big waves can easily sweep you off your feet and pull you out to sea. #RespectTheWater #StormGareth
Every summer, RNLI lifeguards patrol over 240 beaches, keeping thousands of visitors safe. The first beaches will open for the season at the end of this month, but it’s not too late to join the team. We’re still looking for lifesavers to spend the season with the RNLI – for all vacancies please go to summerjobs.rnli.org #RNLI #lifeguard #startyourcareer
A fantastic shot of Calshot RNLI's Atlantic 85 out on their rough weather training exercise yesterday morning. It is vital that our crew train in these conditions so they're always prepared for any situation. Thanks to Southampton Harbour Master for capturing and showing how rough the weather was👍 #RNLI #Calshot #Training #RoughWeather #Lifeboat
An estimated 360,000 people drown worldwide every year and drowning is a leading killer of children in #Bangladesh However, a space in a #creche can reduce a child’s chance of drowning by 82%, which is why we have launched our #CrechesForBangladesh appeal. Just £2.50 could pay for a child’s space in a creche run by local women for 1 month. Donate via the link in our bio before 28 April and the UK government will double all donations through #AidMatch Asma, whose daughter tragically drowned in a river told us: “Nobody should have to go through what we have experienced.” #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #mothers #parent #charity #RNLI
Today we’re celebrating our 195th birthday! Since 1824, we’ve witnessed many firsts, from the invention of the lifejacket to the introduction of lifeboats on the River Thames. Although a lot has changed since Sir William Hillary’s vision came to life, the dedication our volunteers and supporters remains the same – thank you for helping us save more than 142,000 lives. #rnli #savinglivesatsea #history #heritage #volunteers #birthday