Patron: Her Majesty the Queen
President: HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO
Registered Charity Number 231469
Makes awards to people who put themselves at risk to save or attempt to save others.
Awards medals and a Certificate of Merit to people who risk their lives to save, or attempt to save, others.
Also operates a Relief Fund to support those injured during a rescue, or the dependants of those whose actions earn the Posthumous Medal.
Grants medals and certificates for acts of bravery in saving or attempting to save human life
May make financial grants in cases resulting in hardship.
Awards medals and certificates to people rescuing, or attempting to rescue, others at personal risk to themselves.