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3 07, 2020

Be ‘beach safe’ is the message as RNLI lifeguards return to 26 beaches in Wales

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard are today (Friday 3 July) launching a new beach safety campaign in Wales, urging parents to protect their families by following key safety advice to save lives this summer. With previously announced changes by the Welsh Government coming into effect on Monday, It is important that

11 06, 2020

Surviving the Storms: New book showcases incredible rescues by RNLI lifesavers

By | June 11th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Surviving the Storms: New book showcases incredible rescues by RNLI lifesavers

A new book providing a collection of first-hand accounts of some of the most dramatic rescues carried out by RNLI lifesavers around the UK and Ireland over the past 20 years is now on sale. Surviving the Storms recounts 11 of the charity’s most remarkable rescues from the last two decades. These are stories of

6 06, 2020

A letter to the media from the RNLI’s Chairman – Re: The RNLI Lifeguard Service

By | June 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on A letter to the media from the RNLI’s Chairman – Re: The RNLI Lifeguard Service

The RNLI Chairman, Stuart Popham, has written a letter to the national press in response to media coverage of the charity's lifeguard service provision. I am writing as Chairman of the RNLI Board of Trustees in response to two recent articles about Beach Lifeguards. Throughout this public health crisis, the RNLI, a charity funded, staffed

1 06, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 launched to capsized kayaker

By | June 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 launched to capsized kayaker

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard at 6.47am on Saturday 30 May to assist a kayaker who had capsized between Newton and Tusker Rock. The kayaker was with a friend but had been unable to get back onto his kayak after capsizing. The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires was

29 05, 2020

Stop. Think. Stay Safe. RNLI in Wales issues important safety advice as Welsh Government announces latest lockdown changes

By | May 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Stop. Think. Stay Safe. RNLI in Wales issues important safety advice as Welsh Government announces latest lockdown changes

The RNLI in Wales has reacted to the Welsh Government’s plans for easing lockdown with an important safety warning. The Government’s changes, from Monday, will limit people to stay local and to not generally travel more than five miles to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading. People from two different households in the same

26 03, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer launches online gym classes to keep the community fit

By | March 26th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI volunteer launches online gym classes to keep the community fit

Local gym owner and Porthcawl RNLI crew member Gareth Charnock has launched live online gym classes open to the whole community aimed at getting them fit. Gareth who has been a member of the RNLI volunteer crew at Porthcawl since 2006 featured in the last series of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea.

20 03, 2020

Safety advice for coastal visitors during COVID-19 outbreak

By | March 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Safety advice for coastal visitors during COVID-19 outbreak

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone planning a visit to the coast this weekend to stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks. Given the current COVID-19 outbreak and the importance of social distancing and avoiding non-essential contact with others, coastal areas may be seen as providing an opportunity to enjoy fresh

17 03, 2020

Covid-19 Update

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Given the current situation with COVID-19 our lifeboat station is closed to all visitors but will remain operational 24/7. All organised visits to the lifeboat station are cancelled and only operational crew may attend the lifeboat station. Our RNLI gift shop is closed until further notice. For gift purchases the RNLI online shop is still

21 02, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI to hold year long festival celebrating its 55th Anniversary

By | February 21st, 2020|Categories: News, Events|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI to hold year long festival celebrating its 55th Anniversary

To mark 55 years since the RNLI established an inshore lifeboat station at Porthcawl the fundraising and events team will be holding a series of events throughout the year. Plans include two special weekends of events to take place at the start and end of summer. David Shillaw, Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI Fundraising and Events

7 02, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI – LIVE coastal streaming cam of storm Ciara

By | February 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI – LIVE coastal streaming cam of storm Ciara

With weather warnings in place for this weekend RNLI volunteers are encouraging the public to watch Porthcawl RNLI’s live storm footage safely from home or on their mobile device. The LIVE stream is available by visiting: www.porthcawl-lifeboat.co.uk which gives access to a webcam view of the breakwater and sea conditions. Other key features include latest