Team London


This is a new website – your feedback will help us to improve it.

RNLI London Marathon

Aid and emergency | Emergency services

Organisation aims / mission / values

  • Our purpose:. The RNLI saves lives at sea.
  • Our vision:. To end preventable loss of life at sea.
  • Our values:. Our work is founded upon, and driven by, our values. Our volunteers and staff strive for excellence and are expected to be:. Trustworthy. Accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us by our supporters, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality. Responsible for our own safety and dedicated to the safety of others. Courageous. Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save lives at sea. Selfless. Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual. Able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI, and to be inclusive and respectful of others. Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims. Dependable. Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community, we deliver on our promises.


How we deliver these aims

Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle. Today, with your support, we are working harder than ever to end preventable drowning. In addition to our 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service, we operate a seasonal lifeguard service. Every year, our volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards help and rescue thousands of people and have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824. Countless more lives are saved through our youth education and water safety work. In an ideal world, no one would suffer the devasting loss of a loved one to drowning. We’d reach everyone with our water safety advice. If anyone got into trouble, they’d know what to do until help arrived. And our lifesavers would always have everything they need to reach them in time and save lives. With you by our side, we can move closer to this world. And right now, we need your help more than ever.

Who benefits from our work