2020 Charity of the year

RNLI, Royal National Lifeboat Institution

We are proud to support RNLI, Royal National Lifeboat Institution our 2020 charity of the year.

We are delighted to announce RNLI, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, as our new charity partnership for 2020.
Volunteers from the charity will be working in partnership with us throughout the year across a variety of activities and events to raise money.

Stay tuned for the activities on this page as they launch throughout the year.

Who are Royal National Lifeboat Institution?

The RNLI saves lives at sea. The volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service and provide seasonal lifeguard cover at 240 beaches across the UK and Ireland. The RNLI has saved over 142,200 lives since 1824, but they are more than just a rescue service. They influence, supervise and educate people too. Water Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge here in the UK and international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.

Since 1824...

When RNLI lifejackets reach their end of service, the RNLI recycle them by redesigning them into these special products.

RNLI life jackets are only decommissioned every 10 years or so, therefore these items are in limited supply. Hard-wearing and water-resistant, each product varies in colour, detail and finish, depending on the unique history of the life jacket it was made from. All items are skillfully crafted by hand in the UK.

Their latest collection uses yellow fabric from the inflatable inner section of the life jacket and takes its name, Since 1824, from the year the lifeboat service was founded, by Sir William Hillary.

Since our foundation in 1824, our brave lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives. Every product we create from recycled life jackets represents an authentic piece of the RNLI’s lifesaving history, and every purchase helps save lives at sea.

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