For over 180 years, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has saved lives at sea around our coast. Today, the RNLI operates more than 400 fast, modern craft from more than 230 lifeboat stations. On call day an day; 24 hours a day; 365 days a year, they provide a swift and efficient rescue service up to 100 miles offshore anywhere round the coast of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Each year lifeboat crews rescue more than 7,000 people.
Picured here is the Bon Accord ON-1248 (17-24) severn class lifeboat which runs from Aberdeen.
Every year the RNLI must raise over £140M to provide their free service. I am running the Marathon de Paris in a number of weeks to raise funds for the RNLI.