Aith Crew Member Luke Bullough

Leave a gift in your Will

Your legacy will be the lifeboat that ploughs through gale-force winds to reach people in distress, the training that keeps our crews and lifeguards safe, the protective kit they can rely on. Your legacy. Our lifeline.
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Gifts in Wills help bring our brave lifeboat crews home safely and provide the training and protective gear our lifeguards need. After you’ve looked after family and friends, please consider the RNLI.

2am. The shout goes out. Butchers, hairdressers, accountants rush out into the freezing wind and darkness to save someone they’ve never met.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Our crew members and lifeguards are ordinary people, just like you. A gift in your Will can buy the training, kit and lifesaving equipment to keep these volunteers safe as they face wild seas to rescue people in an emergency.

'I’ll be on tenterhooks until I hear that the crew are back safely,' says Peter Hickey, whose son Lorcan volunteers on the lifeboat at Kinsale, Co Cork. 'I’ve taken comfort from talking to the guys at the lifeboat station. I’ve learned how things work and how serious the RNLI is about training, safety and equipment. I have to accept that Lorcan is doing it as safely as possible.'

Who gives gifts in Wills?

Just as RNLI lifeboat crews are made up of ordinary people, so too are the people who put gifts in their Wills to charity. You don’t have to be rich. Whatever you can afford, you can make a difference.

RNLI supporter, Peter Harrison, explains why he decided to leave a gift to the charity in his Will.


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How to include a gift in your Will
Whether you have a Will already, or you’re planning to write your first Will, leaving a gift to charity is easy to do. It’s best to get help from a solicitor. That way, your wishes for your family and any charities you support will be clearly understood.
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We have special schemes that enable you to make your Will for free, online, by phone or by visiting a qualified solicitor.
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For executors and solicitors
If you are administering a Will that includes a gift to the RNLI, you may have some questions. We hope you will find the answers here, but if you don’t, please contact us.
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Whether you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will or would like more information, we’d love to hear from you.
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