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6 06, 2022

Platinum Jubilee Medals Awarded to Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers

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Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew and operations team proudly received their Platinum Jubilee medals over the weekend from the station's president, Peter Scott. The medals were awarded to those volunteers with five years consecutive service with the RNLI. As a token of thanks, 4,500 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers and frontline staff are to be

25 05, 2022

RNLI launch new safety initiative as charity’s lifeguards return to Welsh beaches

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Today (Wednesday 25 May) the RNLI launches its summer beach safety campaign as statistics show over 2.6million people flocked to enjoy Welsh beaches which were patrolled by the charity’s lifeguards in 2021. Ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and half-term holidays, the RNLI with the support of HM Coastguard are launching a water

10 05, 2022

Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw

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The station's flag is flying at half mast, upon hearing of the passing of David Shillaw, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI events and fundraising group. David joined the Porthcawl RNLI fundraising branch in 1999 and became treasurer in 2000, a role he fulfilled until 2018. In 2018 David became chairman of the branch which was

26 04, 2022

Porthcawl RNLI’s new D Class lifeboat is officially named

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The charity’s new D Class lifeboat D861 was named Hugo Missen in a naming and dedication ceremony held on Sunday 24 April outside the Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl. The lifeboat was named in memory of Hugo Missen in beautiful sunshine in front of a crowd of hundreds of invited guests and onlookers. With performances from both

21 04, 2022

New data reveals Porthcawl RNLI saved 11 lives during 2021

By | April 21st, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on New data reveals Porthcawl RNLI saved 11 lives during 2021

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today released its rescue figures for 2021, which show a total of 408 lives saved by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards last year – more than one life saved every single day, and a 17% increase in the number of lives saved on the previous year. The

15 04, 2022

Sker Point tragedy remembered 75 years on

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Saturday 23 April marks the 75th anniversary of the tragedy in which 47 lives were lost from both the liberty ship SS Samtampa and the RNLI’s Mumbles lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales at Sker Point. Porthcawl lifeboat launch authority Ross Martin said, ‘there was a raging storm on that fateful night. The Samtampa had sailed from its

28 01, 2022

New inshore lifeboat Hugo Missen goes on service at Porthcawl RNLI

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Wednesday 26 January was a day of mixed emotions for the volunteers at Porthcawl RNLI when the charity’s new D Class lifeboat D861 Hugo Missen arrived at Porthcawl. The lifeboat has been named in memory of Helm Joseph Missen and his fiancé Jessica Entwistle’s son who sadly lost his brave fight against cancer in December

23 11, 2021

South Wales fisherman saved by his mobile phone

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A fisherman was rescued from the water on Monday 22nd November by Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after using his mobile phone to call the emergency services for help. UK Coastguard tasked both Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires and relief D Class lifeboat, Super G II along with The Mumbles Lifeboat Roy Barker IV

28 08, 2021

Couple to visit every Welsh RNLI lifeboat station in RNLI/911 fundraiser

By | August 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Couple to visit every Welsh RNLI lifeboat station in RNLI/911 fundraiser

A couple are attempting to visit every lifeboat station in Wales between 23 August and 1 September. Travelling over 2000 miles in ‘Splash’ their Porsche 911, the challenge will be covered in 9.11 days in order to raise money for the RNLI as part of an ongoing series of seven challenges. The couple are travelling

18 08, 2021

Surfer recalls dramatic rescue by RNLI in new documentary

By | August 18th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Surfer recalls dramatic rescue by RNLI in new documentary

A surfer who was saved by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers after being washed around a headland into huge breaking waves will soon be on TV screens as he recalls the death-defying rescue. Jack Lyons’ dramatic rescue was captured on camera and - along with members of the volunteer lifeboat crew who saved him