The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has been saving lives at sea since it was founded in 1824. Since then, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have rescued over 144,000 people, and it continues to provide lifesaving services to those in need.
The RNLI celebrates its bicentenary in 2024 and has planned a series of events and activities to mark this milestone.
Our stamps, which depict the charity’s lifesaving past - and present - in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, have been produced in conjunction with the RNLI and is one of three stamp issues released by the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey to celebrate the charity’s 200 years of lifesaving.
Charitable donations continue to power the RNLI’s lifesaving capabilities and today, the charity has a network of 238 lifeboat stations and more than 240 lifeguarded beaches across the UK, Ireland, and the Channel Islands.
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