Festival Charity – RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are the official charity for the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Powered primarily by kind donations, their search and rescue service has been saving lives for 200 years!

As the maritime festival continues to enjoy success each year the RNLI has benefitted enormously, with more than £70,000 being raised, helping to ensure their volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards have the very best training and equipment to be able to carry out their lifesaving role.

Falmouth Lifeboat Station was opened in 1994 and houses the B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard. The station is the busiest in Cornwall and also operates a Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott. For more information about Falmouth Lifeboat Station visit Falmouth RNLI