Richard Acland


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 22 people every day around the coasts and waterways of Britain and Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 140 beaches in England and Wales. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.
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Richard Acland's London Marathon

Richard Acland

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I did it!

Last weekend I ran in the London Marathon along with son Tom and daughter Milly.  

An epic day - fantastic weather, with London crowds to suit. Great atmosphere with so many people, so much noise. Every one of the 70 pubs on the route was heaving with well wishers who made the pain so much more bearable. I was offered a number of beers along the route which I have to say were very tempting!

We all finished in modest times, but with a huge sense of achievement. In marked contrast to 2012, I did not finish amongst the fancy dressers, and the only one to overtake me was a Pink Lady apple...

If you wish to add your support to the many who have already done so, please do so by donating via this page, or send a cheque payable to "RNLI" to October House, South End, Damerham, Fordingbridge, Hants, SP6 3HW.

Many thanks!

Why support the RNLI?

It takes £150m a year to run 237 lifeboat stations, 346 lifeboats, 4600 lifeboat crews, 3000 shore crew, and 1000 lifeguards on 200 beaches. Every year the lifeboats launch over 8000 times, 3000 of which are at night. An average of 22 people are rescued every day. The RNLI is the only National Charity dedicated to saving lives at sea, funded entirely by voluntary donations.

Think about this for a moment: you might need the RNLI one day... Imagine being at sea, at night, in one of the storms that hit the UK this winter. Pitch black, huge waves, you are more scared than you have ever been.

The RNLI is the only service who can help you, whatever the situation. No health & safety or industrial action to get in the way. Just selfless, dependable, trustworthy and courageous volunteers willing to risk their lives to help you.

A worthwhile cause to support? 

If you think so, please help by clicking the Donate now button. Any amount will help, however small.

Thank you for reading this and for supporting this amazing charity.

Recent donors

22.04.14 Well done the team! David and Caroline


22.04.14 very well done Richard. I could not even attempt a marathon at our age!

17.04.14 I hope it all went well on Sunday! I was keeping my eyes open, but you must have skipped past before I got there.


13.04.14 Well done Richard! You are running your marathon right now. We are in awe. Hope it goes really well.

11.04.14 Go Ackers! Run like the wind and beat that previous time! well done on all the training. Am downgrading to a 10k this year! All the best David

09.04.14 What a brilliant effort for such a good cause, best of luck on the day with love and best wishes Bridge and David.


02.04.14 Good luck Richard!

01.04.14 Good luck and look after those blisters. Marie-Anne

31.03.14 Fantastic! Best of luck on the day.

26.03.14 Amazing to do this a second time. Well done and good luck with the finishing place - ahead of Tom?!? Love, Carol and James.

20.03.14 Best of luck

17.03.14 Make sure you don't burn yourself out before the start If I was a bit younger I would keep you company don't think they would allow me to use my bike

17.03.14 Good luck, Richard. As we know, all in a very good cause.

11.03.14 Good luck, grease the crack.

05.03.14 Good on you Richard!

03.03.14 Good Luck.

03.03.14 Don't give yourself a stroke!


03.03.14 Good Luck from Shipton Mill

02.03.14 Best of luck supporting a superb cause Richard!

02.03.14 Good luck

02.03.14 Good luck!


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Hugh Mullens
Last donor:
David and Caroline Foster
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