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Councillor Steven Callaghan has selected the RLNI as his official charity.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters and has a vision to save every one. Due to an increasing number of visitors around the UK and Irish waters, the charity’s work has never been more important.

Since it was founded in 1824, RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and seasonal lifeguards have saved over 144,000 lives, with its volunteers providing a 24-hour search and rescue service. The charity believes that even one life lost at sea is too many.

Last year, RNLI lifeguards along the Causeway Coast and in County Down saved 13 lives, aided over 450 people and responded to over 300 incidents. Meanwhile, lifeboats at RNLI stations across Northern Ireland launched 265 times in 2022, coming to the aid of many people and saving 17 lives.

For more information about the charity and its work, please visit the RNLI at

Make an online donation

Members of the public can show their support for the Mayor's charity by making an online donation.

Please click here to visit Mayor's charity donation page

Thank you for your support.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan with Portrush RNLI Coxswain Des Austin, RNLI Lifeguard James Wright, RNLI Portrush crew member Deborah Smyth and other crew members.