They give their time freely to save others and in weathers that no sane person should consider going out in.
Sometimes they don't come home.
They deserve the best equipment and support as they do not know when they might be needed. For instance, the flooding across the UK had RNLI teams INLAND helping the local services with their unique skills and craft.
But this is funded by voluntary contributions only.
They support us - we need to support them.
If you think they have a quiet life, take a look here!
This is their latest lifeboat - water jet engines - no props! Turns in its length and stops as though it has brakes. Costs £ 2 Million!