Users' questions

Why is the RNLI a good charity?

Why is the RNLI a good charity?

Your money helps our lifeboat crews save lives quickly, safely and effectively. There are over 5,600 volunteer crew members and over 3,500 volunteer shore crew at 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland. They all rely on training, kit, rescue equipment, lifeboats and lifeboat stations to save lives at sea.

Who do the RNLI support the community?

RNLI lifeboat crews protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland. Discover what our lifeguards do, how they train, and find your nearest lifeguarded beach. The RNLI Flood Rescue Team respond to emergencies at home and abroad. We share our expertise to help communities most at risk of drowning overseas.

How many lives did the RNLI save in 2020?

349 lives
RNLI rescue statistics for 2020 showed that a total of 349 lives were saved by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguard throughout the year, almost one life saved every day.

Why does the RNLI operate in Ireland?

When the Irish Free State was established in 1922, RNLI volunteers at lifeboat stations all around the island continued to save lives at sea. British Government agencies, such as HM Coastguard, withdrew services from the free state, but the RNLI’s independent, volunteer-driven services remained.

Is the RNLI the richest charity?

For every £1 given to the RNLI 81p is spent on providing a rescue service, but 16p is spent on generating voluntary income….UK top 1,000 charities by donations, £

Voluntary income 49,437,000
Legacy income 613,570
Total income 49,683,000

How much does the CEO of RNLI earn?

We feel people deserve to understand fully how their generous donations are used, including why the RNLI pays what it does to the Chief Executive. The RNLI appointed a new Chief Executive in May 2019, who is paid a yearly salary of £160,000.

What are the RNLI values?

When working or volunteering for the RNLI, there’s a set of values we all strive to follow: trustworthy, courageous, selfless and dependable. This poster has been produced to give clarity on how we now need to live out our values to enable us to deliver a 50% reduction in drowning by 2024.

Do you get paid if you work for the RNLI?

Most positions within the RNLI are unpaid, and are staffed on a voluntary basis.

How many employees does the RNLI have?

2,000 employees
RNLI currently has over 2,000 employees. According to its most recent accounts for the year to December 2018, RNLI has around 300 support staff, 660 involved in lifeboats property and equipment, 90 in safety, education and awareness, and 300 working on legacies and donations.

Are RNLI lifeguards paid?

You’ll earn a salary as an RNLI lifeguard which, depending on your role, can range from £9.50 – £11.40* per hour.

What do RNLI volunteers do?

Volunteer lifeboat crew members, together with the coxswain or helm, operate the lifeboat during rescues and to ensure the safety of rescuees. As well as going out on rescues, lifeboat crew members also commit to regular training in boat handling, radio communications, casualty care, navigation and radar.

Who is the biggest charity in the world?

Wealthiest foundations by endowment value

Rank Organisation / country / by individual Endowment (USD)
1 Novo Nordisk Foundation $73.1 billion
2 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $46.8 billion
3 Stichting INGKA Foundation $36 billion
4 Wellcome Trust $32.9 billion

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