We can all appreciate the work done by Coastguard for rescuing people in crisis, having emergency vessels and staff to stop people from drowning or getting lost at sea.
But many of us might not realise just how much money is needed to keep their work going, and guess what? They have to raise almost all of it themselves.
Next week is their annual appeal.
Coastguard Volunteer Kara Gribble spoke to The AM Show.
Watch the video.