Host an RNLI Fish

Friday this August

Enjoy a tasty fish dish and some feel-good fundraising

to support RNLI lifesavers

Turn your chippy tea into saving lives at sea

Gather your crew and join in with RNLI Fish Friday this August to raise lifesaving funds for the RNLI. The money you raise will power our brave volunteers, who selflessly put their lives on the line to save those in trouble on the water.

How does it work?

Step 1

Sign up to host your RNLI Fish Friday, and you’ll automatically get your own online fundraising page. 

Step 2

Think about what you’ll do for your RNLI Fish Friday and pick a Friday in August to host it. Download our free fundraising materials to help you start planning.

Step 3

Invite your guests to your event – don't forget to send them a link to your fundraising page so they can find out more and donate.

Step 4

It’s time for your RNLI Fish Friday! No matter how you host yours, you’ll be raising lifesaving funds for RNLI crews.

Your RNLI Fish Friday will help RNLI crews save lives

In August, the weather is warmer, and the coasts of the UK and Ireland are far busier. That means even more desperate calls for help. But RNLI crews can’t answer them without your support.

Your RNLI Fish Friday will make sure the volunteers are always ready to race to the rescue, so they can get to people in trouble on the water as quickly as possible – and save more lives.

A group photo of Aberdeen volunteer crew members stood on the quayside, with the Severn class all-weather lifeboat in the background.

Sign up to host your RNLI Fish Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the RNLI Fish Friday work?

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There are many ways that you can take part in the RNLI Fish Friday. You could organise a takeaway on the beach, host a barbecue, buy in battered fish and oven chips from the supermarket, or cook something at home and host a dinner.

As well as enjoying a tasty fish dish, why not put on an activity to encourage more people to join in on the fun? If you’re heading to the beach with a fish and chips takeaway, you could split into teams for a game of rounders. Or, if you’re having your RNLI Fish Friday at home, host a quiz and find out who in your crew knows the most fishy facts!

When you register, a fundraising page will be automatically created which you can share with your friends and family. You’ll also be able to download your free Fundraising Guide which has more inspiration.

Where does the RNLI Fish Friday take place?

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You decide when and where you want to hold your RNLI Fish Friday. Decide what you’re going to do for your RNLI Fish Friday, whether that be tucking into a chippy tea on the beach or putting on a fishy feast at a garden barbecue. And don’t forget to decide on a date – all you need to do is pick a Friday in August! If necessary, consider a backup plan of where (and how) you’ll host your RNLI Fish Friday in case the weather – or other circumstances – prevent you from going ahead.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

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All donations made to your fundraising page will be automatically transferred to the RNLI, so you don’t need to do anything.  If you receive any cash donations, you can bank them yourself and transfer the amount to your online fundraising page. Every contribution makes a real, lifesaving difference.

Is there an age limit to take part?

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You must be aged 18 or older to register for the RNLI Fish Friday to have a fundraising page. Under 18's are welcome to take part but they must be registered by someone over 18.

Ready to start planning your RNLI Fish Friday?

You can help raise lifesaving funds.