Why Support Portsmouth & Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards?

Portsmouth Lifeguards is a charity registered with The Charity Commission and operates exclusively for charitable purposes. We rely on your kind donations to run and maintain our services.

As a purely voluntary lifeguard service, our lifeguards work on a totally voluntary basis, with that receive no monetary benefit in any instance and their overheads are in no way covered. We rely solely on the kind people who tirelessly give up their time to join our club and assist the users of Southsea seafront. Hundreds of man hours are dedicated by our volunteers to keep our club operational at an entirely voluntary basis.

We have many ways in which you can help us to maintain our services and donating to Portsmouth Lifeguards will help us towards our ever-increasing running costs, essential training fees/courses, maintenance, and the purchasing of new equipment to help save lives.

These are just a few examples of how your donation over a year could help run the service:

  • £2 a month, would allow us to purchase a new rescue throw bag
  • £5 a month, would pay towards the purchase of a rescue torpedo buoy
  • £10 a month, would cover the cost of the swimming pool hire for 1 training session
  • £20 a month, would pay for a tank of fuel in our rescue boat

If you would like to make regular payments of any amount, you can do so by JustGiving or Paypal and set up a monthly plan.
You can also set this up via your bank. Please contact us at info@portsmouthlifeguards.org and we would be happy to help you set this up.

Any donation is very much appreciated and will help us to continue to save lives on Southsea Seafront.

Supporting us with Portsmouth Lottery

Portsmouth Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Portsmouth, including us at Portsmouth Lifeguards! All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Portsmouth and its residents.

Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000! A weekly draw takes place every Saturday night. Match all 6 numbers and you win the JACKPOT!

From every £1 ticket you buy, 60p will go to local good causes in Portsmouth and improving our community

Please search and choose us Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards as your cause and 50% of your ticket sales will be donated to us – and 10% to a fund supporting good causes in Portsmouth. Your funds are sent directly to our club account every month

Play the lottery, support Portsmouth, support us – it’s that simple!

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Support us with JustGiving

Our JustGiving page is a great way to raise money for PSVL.

JustGiving is the world’s most trusted platform for online giving. They help people raise money for the charities and people they care about the most.

Begin your fundraising story today. Visit JustGiving for Ideas, search for Portsmouth & Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards and add us as your charity. We have a fundraising page of previous events and fundraising activities.


A simple and exciting way to fundraise.


With eBay for Charity, you can support us when you buy and sell items on eBay.

Donate to Portsmouth & Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards at checkout.

and select us as your favourite.

When selling, simply pick Portsmouth & Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards as your charity and a donation percentage (10-100%) of your item.

eBay waives the same percent in fees so when the item sells, the donation is automatically sent to us and you get a donation receipt.


Support us with PayPal

PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favourite charities online and helps charities raise funds through PayPal, eBay and other technology platforms.

You can donate direct into our PayPal account by clicking the donate button, PayPal will not charge for your transaction so 100% of your donation will reach us.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Donate in loving memory

When you donate in memory of a loved one, they become a lifesaver – and so do you.

Choose the perfect tribute, only you know why memorial donations to PSVL are the best way to honour your loved one.

A great way to keep those fond memories of a loved one and special anniversaries alive. A way that would make you both proud.

Perhaps they were a staunch Portsmouth Lifeguards supporter? – Admired our lifesavers or shared our values.

Or perhaps they simply enjoyed the coast? – Venturing out on the water, bracing coastal walks, fish and chips or ice creams on the prom and beach days.

Take a look below at the different ways you can donate in memory or collect Portsmouth & Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards donations in memory of a loved one. We’re here to help you make a lasting and fitting tribute – to help you remember them in the most meaningful way.

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Give an in memory donation

Your precious donation will power our lifesaving, making you – and your loved one – lifesavers too.

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Set up a monthly in memory donation

Make regular donations in memory of a loved one and, together, you’ll make a lasting, lifesaving difference.


Funeral donation

Fish and chip lover, sailing enthusiast, PSVL supporter – only you know why a funeral collection for the PSVL is what they would have wanted.
Collect donations at your loved one’s funeral. It is a way to remember and celebrate them.


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Tribute funds can be used alongside your personal JustGiving fundraising page to raise money to remember someone dear to you.