What is a Tribute Fund?

An RNLI Forever by the Sea Tribute Fund is a positive and powerful way to honour the life of someone special. By setting up a fund in the name of your loved one, you can turn treasured memories into practical support for courageous volunteer lifeboat crews.

With an online tribute fund, you can invite friends and family to upload photos and videos, leave poems or messages of remembrance and light virtual candles to mark special dates or anniversaries.

If you like, you can also set up fundraising events and sponsored activities in memory of your loved one.


Please feel free to read through the testimonials received below. We are grateful for all of them and if you would like to add your own, please contact us so that we can add it for you.

Having a Forever By The Sea Tribute Fund and relationship with the RNLI... has helped us as a family grieve for my Dad, but also keep his memory alive in a very positive manner, which I know he would have been extremely proud of. I thank the RNLI and look forward to thinking of many wild and wacky fundraising events for the future.

Both my parents were always drawn to the sea, and through countless visits to the coast I inherited this passion. I have fond memories of day trips to Shoeburyness as a small child, idyllic family holidays at Highcliffe, and excursions to the wild beauty of Scotland's west coast. Lil and Pat were loving parents who not only have me the greatest gift of all, but also helped to nurture an appreciation of life's wonders. I am forever grateful.

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Your Funds in action

In 2016, our lifeboat teams rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. They launched 8,851 times, braved the toughest conditions and darkest nights.

But they couldn’t have done a thing without the charitable donations we receive. Thanks to your generous support, our lifesavers have the training, equipment and kit they need to continue saving lives at sea – and that is a wonderful, timeless tribute to your loved one.