Launch a Memory
Commemorate the life of someone you miss by sharing their name through Launch a Memory.
Your loved one's name will be proudly displayed on the Shannon's hull with up to 10,000 names – and will be there with our crews every time they save a life at sea.
The perfect tribute
Sailing out to sea, beach days, ice cream on the prom – if you have great memories of your loved one by the sea, a gift to the RNLI in their name is the perfect way to keep their memory alive.
A donation to the RNLI in memory of a loved one is the perfect tribute and means their legacy lives on through our lifesaving work. You can make a one-off donation, or set up a regular gift to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries, or other special dates.
There are many ways to honour the memory of someone special with the RNLI; together, we’ll help you support your loved one in the most meaningful way for you and your family.
How your gift supports the RNLI
Training that turns ordinary people into extraordinary lifesavers, kit that protects them as they risk their lives to save others, innovations that teach young people the skills to survive in open water. Every penny we receive is used wherever the need is greatest – that’s why your gift helps us make a real difference.
95% of our total income comes from donations. The donations we receive help our courageous volunteers answer the call for help from anyone who needs them – at any time of day or night, in all weather conditions.
On behalf of all of our lifesavers – and the thousands of people they rescue every year – thank you for considering a donation in memory of your loved one.
Make a donation in memory (without putting a name on a boat)
You can choose to make a donation in memory without adding your loved ones name on a boat by using the form below: