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Lifelines on Call
Lifelines on Call was formed to make your donations go further - to save, support and rescue those in distress. Every day the Fire Fighters Charity, Samaritans and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) make a difference to someone's life. We are always there, on call 24 hours a day.By donating to Lifelines on Call from your salary you are supporting three charities equally and making a real difference to people that need help from our organisations. Thank you for your support.
We save lives, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Samaritans receive 5 million contacts annually.
People contact Samaritans for many reasons: relationship problems, health worries, financial problems, stress at work, loneliness and bereavement. Our volunteers are trained to talk about anything to anyone in confidence. 1 in 8 of our contacts are in financial distress (up from 1 in 10 in December).
Each year, thousands of fire fighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK fire fighters are called to an incident, risking their lives to save others, but sadly they often sustain physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties.
The Fire Fighters Charity is here for fire fighters during their times of need, providing vital support services across the UK for all fire fighters.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24-hour search and rescue service around the coast of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and a seasonal lifeguard service on beaches in England and Wales.
Last year was the RNLI’s busiest year on record and on average we rescued 23 people every day. The RNLI is independent from Government and we need your support to train and equip our volunteer crews, helping bring them safely home to their families.Watch video
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coast of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
We also provide a seasonal lifeguard service on over 200 beaches in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Jersey.
The RNLI lifeboat service in the UK receives no Government funding and relies entirely on voluntary contributions to save lives at sea.
Registered Charity No. 209603View website Watch video
St Andrews First Aid
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s leading first aid charity. In a crisis it's vital that first aid is delivered with confidence. We provide Scotland with the highest standards in first aid skills, services, and volunteering opportunities. Together we save lives.
Registered Charity No. SC006750View website Watch video
St John Ambulance
Nothing is more tragic than a life lost needlessly. Yet every year, too many people die in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live.
St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
As the nation’s leading first aid charity, we teach more people first aid than any other organisation. Each year, more than half a million people complete a St John Ambulance training course, either through their workplace or in the community. We teach life saving skills to young people in schools and through our youth programmes, and equip members of the public with information that can save lives.
Our volunteers provide first aid assistance at public events, pre-hospital clinical care, and emergency ambulance support to the statutory services in times of crisis.
We also campaign to raise awareness of the importance of first aid, equip the public with first aid information, and encourage everyone to join us in our cause.
Registered Charity No. 1077265/1View website Watch video
The Lifeboat Fund
The Communications and Public Service Lifeboat Fund (The Lifeboat Fund, for short) is commited to help save lives at sea. The Fund is a public service charity, and proud to be the longest-serving supporter and one of the biggest single contributors to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Fund is registered with the official regulators as a charity which fundraises throughout the UK.
Who we are
We are The Lifeboat Fund – we are a charity that exists for one purpose: to help the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) - the charity that saves lives at sea. Over many years we have done this by raising money to pay for new lifeboats, refurbishing lifeboat stations and boats, and buying crew kit, equipment & training for RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards.
Why we do it
Sir Peter Housden (Chair): “Drowning must be one of the greatest human fears. “It takes little imagination to understand why the RNLI is such a popular cause for so many people.” Volunteer lifeboat crews, stand ready to go on ‘shouts’ 24/7, often at night and in all weathers – to help people in distress. We want to help, and since The Fund began, its lifeboats in the RNLI fleet have saved over 4700 lives.
Who supports us?
•The Lifeboat Fund is an official charity of the Civil Service. It also receives valuable support from employees of the Royal Mail and British Telecom.
•It benefits from giving by current and retired staff members and from legacies.
•Civil servants throughout the UK organise fundraising collections, run marathons and cake sales etc, and promote The Lifeboat Fund and its beneficiary, the RNLI.
•Supporters also use payroll and pension giving to help this life-saving cause.
The name of our charity
The group of civil servants who raised money from their colleagues to buy the first lifeboat back in 1866 formed the Civil Service Lifeboat Fund.
This later became the Civil Service, Post Office and British Telecommunications Lifeboat Fund (CISPOTEL).
The title of the charity changed in 1969 when the Post Office left the Civil Service, and again in 1983 when British Telecom did likewise.
In 2002 when the Post Office changed its name to Consignia, the Fund changed its title to the Communications and Public Service Lifeboat Fund, or The Lifeboat Fund, for short. Consignia was renamed Royal Mail but we are proud to retain our name of The Lifeboat Fund.
Registered Charity No. 248421View website Watch video