We are disappointed to announce that we have had to make the decision to cancel RescueFest2020 and we hope to be able to return with the event in 2021.

Chris Page, volunteer helm at Porthcawl RNLI and lead organiser of RescueFest said, ‘We are really disappointed to have to cancel our popular RescueFest event. Bridgend County Borough Council has important major sea defence works planned around the breakwater and Eastern Promenade this summer.

These works clashed with the proposed date for RescueFest2020 which has meant it is not possible to hold the event as in previous years. We understand regular supporters of this event, around 4000 last year will be dismayed, so we plan to hold some small scale lifeboat demonstrations during the year which will be advertised via our social media pages.

RescueFest generated significant funds for our charity and in its place our Fundraising and Events Group have a number of events planned this year to celebrate 55 years since an RNLI inshore lifeboat station was established in Porthcawl. We hope these events will be similarly well supported.’

Further information regarding the 55th anniversary events are available on the news section of our website: 55th Anniversary Celebratory Events