DON' support the RNLI
As founder of the website Independent ifeboats UK and ex crew member of an Independent Lifeboat Service.
All I can say on this subject is SUPPORT BOTH, the RNLI do a fantastic role and I salute them for it. I Donate to the RNLI as well as to Independent Lifeboats. They all do the same job...Lets not forget this.
Make you own minds up, Donate to who you want to and dont let anyone tell you different.
Take alook at what Independent Lifeboats do and chat to crew by hitting the link in my signature below.