Southend Lifeboat station is just one of 238 around the coasts of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The RNLI operates a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year all-weather rescue service around the coast and some major rivers. Additionally the RNLI has lifeguards on major tourist beaches during the summer months and maintains a Flood Rescue service for inland areas.

The RNLI is a registered charity which exists to save lives at sea. It provides, on call, the 24-hour service necessary to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Our Statistics




£ raised since Jan 2017


Volunteers and still counting

Annual Crew Dinner

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the Annual Crew Dinner, for an opportunity to honour & dine with the Southend Lifeboat crew, members of the Southend Branch, representatives from flank stations, helicopter crew, Coastguards and friends of the Southend Lifeboat.

This marks not only the start of the New Year, but also the end of another busy year for Southend Lifeboat station, already launching over 100 times to date.

Should you wish to enquire about a table, please complete the online form, or email us at: info@lifeboatcrewdinner.co.uk.

Donate to Southend Lifeboat

The RNLI needs to raise £140,000,000 per year to run the charity. We guarantee that 85p of every pound you donate will go directly on saving lives at sea. The other 15p will be spent on running our organisation and supporting other fundraising activities throughout the UK & Republic of Ireland.

To donate directly to the RNLI please click on the following link: www.rnli.org.uk/donate Thank you for your support.

Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station operates a Just Giving Page for people who wish to donate money to the RNLI via our lifeboat station. It is also available for those wishing to undertake fundraising for our lifeboat station, but who do not want to set-up their own Just Giving Page.

To donate to the RNLI via the Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station, please click on the following link: www.justgiving.com/southendlifeboat Thank you for your support.


In an emergency always dial 999
and ask for the Coastguard