A legacy to the RNLI will be more than a gift in your Will. It will save lives at sea.
A sailor was left hanging on for dear life when his boat was hit by a wave, throwing him into the chilly November sea. Fortunately, he was spotted by a passer-by, who raised the alarm.
Minutes after launching, the four-strong crew of the Mudeford lifeboat were at the man’s side. They found him clinging desperately to the outboard motor of his upturned boat. ‘He didn’t want to let go at first,’ explains crew member Simon. ‘His hands were hard and tight, and he was scared and cold. I don’t think he would have lasted much longer.’
The helm, Ian, expertly held the lifeboat in position while his crewmates pulled the casualty to safety. ‘I had three highly trained crew behind me,’ he says. ‘Their teamwork helped save this man’s life.’
From years of training together, the crew trusts in each other and they have faith in their kit that gifts in Wills help to provide. When the crew are facing a storm and pushed to their limits, they can count on the grips on their yellow boots and their quality training.
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’ll be helping save lives.
To find out more, or to request a free Gifts in Wills guide, visit RNLI.org/FreeWills or call 0300 300 0124.
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