An Emergency Service, run by volunteers

Manned by unpaid volunteers, ready to respond to incidents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Funded by public donations

GAFIRS is a charity that remains afloat thanks to generous public donations and legacies.

Like many lifeboat services around the UK, we are independent of the RNLI and receive no funding from them.

Latest news

How we performed in 2016


Incidents responded to


Lives saved by our crews


Further people assisted by the service


'Man hours' given by members for free

Donate to GAFIRS

You can help GAFIRS by making a regular donation, by leaving a legacy to GAFIRS, by raising money for us through an fundraising event. You can join our Lotto, you can spread the word on the great work we do in the community and at sea, you can offer your services to GAFIRS by becoming a member…

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