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23 10, 2020

RNLI long service medal awarded

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Paul Eastment of Porthcawl was recently awarded a long service medal for over twenty years of service to the RNLI. Paul first joined Porthcawl lifeboat crew in late 1997, then in 2002 he held dual roles both as a volunteer crew and a RNLI staff member. Paul, who is married with one daughter and whose

22 10, 2020

RNLI in Wales calls on public to be extra cautious over half term break

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The RNLI is warning people who live by the Welsh coast and can walk to beaches for exercise during the fire break not to take unnecessary risks. The charity is urging people not to put undue pressure on volunteer lifeboat crews and other front-line services. As schools across Wales prepare for the half term break,

16 10, 2020

Charity urges public to be vigilant of high spring tides this weekend

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The RNLI are reminding the public to check tide times before walking on the coast this weekend as the high spring tides reach a peak on Saturday and Sunday. Spring tides happen twice every month throughout the year without regard to the season. During this time the earth, sun and moon are lined up in a

21 06, 2020

Former Porthcawl crew member Alex Evans celebrates 20 years of volunteering for the RNLI

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Alex Evans is a third generation lifeboat volunteer following in his father's - Wayne Evans and grandfather’s welly boots, who were on the crew at Porthcawl Lifeboat Station. Alex joined the RNLI when he was 17 years old in 1999. 'My first memory of my dad being a lifeboat man was when we would be

2 10, 2020

Host a Fish Supper and help the RNLI save lives this autumn

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Lifesavers at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are encouraging people to support them by signing up to host a Fish Supper this October and raise vital funds for the lifesaving charity. The RNLI’s annual fishy fundraiser encourages people to host a Fish Supper between Friday 9 and Sunday 25 October and invite their family

11 08, 2020

A challenging year in which Porthcawl RNLI volunteers remain ready to respond 24/7

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Porthcawl lifeboat crews have launched on 28 occasions to call outs since lockdown was introduced on 23 March. Volunteers have maintained launching throughout to those in distress whilst following RNLI and government guidelines. At Porthcawl we had to suspend normal exercising on Wednesdays and Sundays once lockdown came into effect but some on-line training was

24 08, 2020

A callout with a difference

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Two of Porthcawl’s RNLI volunteers celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary during August. John and Marj Abraham had a special surprise when they they answered the door at their Porthcawl home on the evening of their special day. Unknown to the couple members of the lifeboat station, both crew and fundraisers gathered at the end of

25 08, 2020

Porthcawl Polar Bears Swim the English Channel and Raise Money for RNLI and NCI

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Four local swimmers proved their fitness by swimming the English Channel this July in a relay format raising money for Porthcawl RNLI and Porthcawl NCI. The team are known as Porthcawl Polar Bears and regularly train in the open water at Porthcawl The four are, Sian Jakeman, Peter Foster, Rosalind Edmonds and Tom Chapman, they

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

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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