Garmin® support the RNLI

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin is proud to announce a partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) – the charity which helps save lives at sea. All Garmin customers who purchase a GPSMAP 72H,78 and 78s marine handheld will enter the RNLI ambassador scheme and receive a year’s introductory membership to the RNLI.  Benefits of this membership include the quarterly RNLI magazines Lifeboat & Offshore, which offer tips and advice on how to stay safe on the water.RNLI Portrush crew_credit RNLI Nigel Millard

The volunteer crews of the RNLI are on call around the clock, 365 days of the year to help those who get into trouble around the coasts of the UK and Republic of Ireland.  With no UK Government funding, the charity depends on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income and relies on the support of the public and companies like Garmin in order to continue its lifesaving work.

Nigel Craine, European Marine OEM Sales Manager,  said, “We are delighted to be able to support such an important charity and feel it fits in perfectly with the large number of our customers who use the sea for recreation and rely on the RNLI if ever in need.”

Richard Devereux, RNLI Leisure Marine Marketing Manager, said, “As a charity, we rely on donations to fund the lifesaving work of our volunteer crews and I’d like to thank Garmin and their customers for their support. By signing up to give regular donations, RNLI members provide us with a reliable form of financial support that allows us to continue to save lives at sea and plan for the future. I'm very grateful to Garmin and look forward to working closely with them in their role as Ambassadors for the RNLI in the future.”

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RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre

Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 235 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 160 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 139,000 lives. For more information please contact the Isla Reynolds, Public Relations Officer, on 01202 663127 or 07899 076224 or by email at [email protected].

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland.