On Friday 26th June, exactly 50 years to the day, Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station celebrated 50 years of service at a celebratory dinner at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.
Over 200 people attended the dinner which was hosted by Welsh singer and presenter Beverley Humphries. Apart from the present and past crew, other guests included the High Sherriff of Mid Glamorgan Mrs Jane James and RNLI Chief of Operations George Rawlinson.
The guests enjoyed a splendid dinner, music from the Adventus Saxophone Quartet and the Phil Dandos Big Band, together with a Ballroom Dance Exhibition from Lloyd Perry and Rebecca Scott. A raffle was also held which raised a very generous amount for the RNLI.
Porthcawl RNLI is going from strength to strength, and is attending on average 70 calls a year. Here is to the next 50 years of RNLI Lifeboating in Porthcawl
John Abrahams, Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI
Mr John Abrahams, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI said “it was a fantastic evening celebrating the 50 years commitment of the RNLI in Porthcawl. Over the 50 years, many lifeboats have passed through our station, and we now have two state of the art lifeboats at the station, which are equipped with GPS Plotters, Radar and Personal Locating Beacons. We have also seen approximately 80 people pass through as crew over the years, and we now have 27 enrolled crew ranging from 17 and 50 years of age. I am pleased to say that Porthcawl RNLI is going from strength to strength, and is attending on average 70 calls a year. Here is to the next 50 years of RNLI Lifeboating in Porthcawl”