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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

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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

14 08, 2021

Climbing Snowdon for Porthcawl RNLI

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Three Porthcawl friends have set themselves a very tough challenge, they have planned to drive to Snowdonia and then climb Snowdon on the same day, 7 Sept. They decided to raise money for charity and chose Porthcawl RNLI as beneficiaries. The three, Jemma Sullivan, Janine Kelly and Kim Roberts work together at the Hi Tide

9 08, 2021

Pyle and Kenfig veterans golf society make cheque presentation to Porthcawl RNLI

By | August 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Pyle and Kenfig veterans golf society make cheque presentation to Porthcawl RNLI

Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat's fundraising team were delighted to have a visit from Pyle & Kenfig veterans golf society on Sunday 8 August to make a cheque presentation for £360. The funds were raised during their Cotswolds tour and will go towards saving lives at sea here at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station.

17 07, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI rescue a dog lost at sea for three hours

By | July 17th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI rescue a dog lost at sea for three hours

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were launched twice on Saturday (17 July) after a springer spaniel was last seen entering the water at Newton Beach early on Saturday morning. Ollie the springer spaniel had entered the water at Newton Beach but failed to return to shore, instead continuing to swim out to sea. The dog's owner

16 07, 2021

Holiday safety plea as Wales RNLI lifeguards rescue 1,603 kids last summer

By | July 16th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Holiday safety plea as Wales RNLI lifeguards rescue 1,603 kids last summer

The RNLI and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard are calling for families in Wales to take care at the coast as the first week of the six-week break begins. New figures released show that RNLI lifeguards in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Denbighshire aided 888 children and 715 teenagers last year. They saved

15 06, 2021

End of an era as Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm retires as sea going crew

By | June 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on End of an era as Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm retires as sea going crew

Sunday 15 June was a day of mixed emotions for Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm, Carl Evans as he retired from his role as sea going crew at Porthcawl. Carl joined the crew during the summer of 1989 at the age of 23, two days after meeting his future wife Angela. Carl said, 'I'm most grateful

15 06, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI welcomes new lifeboat medical advisor

By | June 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI welcomes new lifeboat medical advisor

Porthcawl RNLI has recently welcomed Dr. Maria Cronje to the role of volunteer Lifeboat Medical Advisor. Maria works as a GP and is a senior partner at North Cornelly Surgery. In the role of Lifeboat Medical Advisor, Maria will be responsible for crew medicals and welfare which is essential to help Porthcawl RNLI save lives

14 06, 2021

Busy few hours for Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers on Sunday 13 June

By | June 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Busy few hours for Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers on Sunday 13 June

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a very busy few hours yesterday (Sunday 13 June 2021). The first launch request from UK Coastguard came at 5.47pm when both of the charity's lifeboats were requested to launch at the same time to two separate incidents. The relief D Class lifeboat, Super G II was requested to assist with

28 05, 2021

RNLI in Wales launches new campaign as survey reveals 30M plan summer coast trip

By | May 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on RNLI in Wales launches new campaign as survey reveals 30M plan summer coast trip

In light of the stark figures which reveal 30M people are planning to hit the UK coast this summer, the RNLI in Wales is taking steps to ensure their safety. With uncertainty over foreign holidays and international travel, the RNLI is predicting this summer will be the busiest ever on the Welsh coast, as Covid restrictions