RNLI & Nick Munro
History of Collaboration
Nick has teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to create a range of homeware items featuring a slightly surreal take on the shipping forecast’s unique language. The result is a light-hearted and affectionate celebration of a great British Institution.
“My personal connection with the RNLI goes right back to boyhood, collecting buttons and bottle tops for the Blue Peter lifeboat appeals. Later, I would visit the lifeboat station at Tenby with my dad. I remember being fascinated by the engineering of the boats. When I started sailing myself, I began to understand the risks involved – brought home by a terrible Fastnet race of 1979. Today, sailing with my two boys off the coast of Anglesey, I’m aware that if the worst does hapen, there are people prepared to risk their lives to save others. To me, the RNLI is a great institution that deserves appreciation and help from everyone, and i’m delighted to be designing for tts them. The income from these products will make an invaluable contribution to their lifesaving work”.
The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea. With more and more people enjoying the beach and sea we’ve never been busier, rescuing an average of 22 people every day – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It now costs over £398,000 a day to run this essential service, which continues to rely on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income. A minimum of £15,000 from the sale of Attention All Shipping and The Signs of the Sea products will be paid in support of the RNLI.