RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institute
The RNLI is made up of volunteer lifeboat crews providing 24 hour search and rescue all over the UK and Ireland. They provide lifeguard's to busy public beaches and have flood rescue teams ready to respond to any major flooding.
The RNLI was founded in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck and granted Royal Charter in 1860.
Since its beginning, the RNLI has saved over 140,000 lives, they operate out of 238 lifeboats stations, crewing 444 lifeboats. None of this could have been made possible if it were not for the amazing generosity of the public donations funding the RNLI and the volunteers that make it up.