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31 10, 2019

Pencoed RAOB ‘The Buffs’ Donate £500 to Porthcawl RNLI

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Last Sunday we had a visit from Pencoed RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) who are known as 'The Buffs.' It was a pleasure to host and show The Buffs around the station. They presented our volunteer crew and fundraisers with a kind donation of £500 which will help us continue #SavingLivesAtSea.

21 10, 2019

Family of Shady Reed Donate £2170 to Porthcawl RNLI

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We were delighted to have a visit from the family of Shady Reed on Sunday to present the money they had raised in memory of Shady by participating in our charity walk. 2019 marks 10 years since the tragedy off Porthcawl seafront. The family continue to be great supporters of Porthcawl RNLI in recognition of

19 09, 2019

Two rescues by Porthcawl RNLI to feature in BBC TV Documentary

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The volunteer lifeboat crew of Porthcawl RNLI will return to the small screen again next week as two rescues they carried out features in the next episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. Now in its fourth season, the documentary series showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

29 05, 2019

Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

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Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two and half miles off Porthcawl. The twenty three feet sailing boat with three persons on board had suffered engine problems. With force six winds and up to two metre swells out in the Bristol

28 04, 2019

Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

By | April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB mainland coast, started the next leg of her journey at Porthcawl heading to Port Talbot lifeboat station. Beth is raising money for the RNLI, Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue services. She started her long

14 04, 2019

Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

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The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew also rescued more people than any other station across Wales - 144 people in total. Eight lives were saved by Porthcawl lifeboats thanks to the crew coming to their aid. Although last summer’s weather

20 12, 2018

RNLI urge Christmas swimmers to stay safe before they dive in

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For thousands up and down the coast, a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. RNLI lifeboat stations, community groups and charities have organised dips on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day from their local beaches. In Porthcawl the 54th Christmas Day Swim takes place at Sandy

27 11, 2018

Porthcawl RNLI Volunteer Wins Bravery Award

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Following his nomination to the Bridge FM Radio ‘Young Achievers Award 2018’ which was supported by Bridgend College, Porthcawl’s Ieuan Walmsley-Williams was delighted to hear that he had been selected as the winner of the Bravery Award. Ieuan, a student at Porthcawl Comprehensive school, has been a member of the Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat crew for

30 10, 2018

Two Father and Sons to the Rescue!

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Two Father and Sons to the Rescue!

A busy two days for Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat volunteers. Sunday’s first shout to a windsurfer in difficulties and a special crew on board the lifeboat. Later in the afternoon crews were tasked to carry out searches along the coastline. Crews also responded to a callout Monday morning. During Sunday morning training RNLI crews were paged

8 05, 2018

Visiting Lifeboat Tries Porthcawl Marina for Size

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The Mumbles RNLI lifeboat ‘Roy Barker IV’ visited Porthcawl over the bank holiday weekend. The charities all-weather lifeboat was joined by Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 during the exercise which took place between Nash Point and Port Talbot on Saturday 5th May. Second coxswain at The Mumbles station, James Bolter said, ‘It is essential that we know