Dotted around the coastline of the UK including Ireland, there are 238 indispensable RNLI lifeboat stations. I'm not going to waffle on about dates and stuff because the RNLI website is a fantastic read, full of history, facts and up-to-date news. That said, I would like to say that the wife and I always donate when passing a station; it's a kind of insurance that hopefully we'll never need.
Hats off to the brave, selfless people who are the RNLI. Thank you.
The website is: https://rnli.org/
Pictures above are of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.