RNLI Need YOUR help in Devon

SOS Day is the RNLI’s biggest annual fundraising day, and will be held on Friday 28 January 2011

Its a chance to have fun during the dark and miserable days of January, and something to look forward to after Christmas has been and gone.

The RNLI volunteer crews are on call 24/7, even in the winter months when it's wet, windy and dark so it seems only right to support them at this time of year.

Last year fundraisers in the South west raised a staggering £66,000 through fundraising events, and we hope to make this year bigger and better.

Already there are lots of events to get involved with, but also plenty of time to organise your own.

For inspirational ideas for RNLI SOS Day and to find out what’s happening in your area log onto www.rnli.org.uk/sos


  • The money raised on SOS Day 2011 in the south west will help fund the training and equipment needed by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards in the region to continue their lifesaving work.
  • Training even one person to go to sea as an RNLI volunteer saves many, but it costs an average of £1,214 per crew member and £580 per lifeguard each year.
  • Equipment ranges from a pair of yellow wellies which cost £42 to a Tamar class lifeboat which costs £2.7 million, and even as little as £1 for a lifeguards whistle, proving just how every little helps.