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10 04, 2021

In Memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

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Everyone involved in the RNLI sends heartfelt condolences to Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied Her Majesty on many RNLI occasions and we thank him for his longstanding commitment to maritime services and a lifetime of support to Her Majesty.

26 03, 2021

Easter holiday safety warning from the RNLI in Wales

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The RNLI is urging people to think carefully about beach safety ahead of the Easter holidays. This warning comes with some of the highest tides of the year from this weekend, (27 March – 2 April), which, historically, often see people cut off and requiring the RNLI’s help. With restrictions set to gradually ease in

26 02, 2021

Derek Crowder’s 80th birthday cycling challenge for RNLI

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On Saturday 20 February Porthcawl's Derek Crowder completed a cycling challenge to celebrate his 80th birthday. With nearly £600 raised so far, all funds raised go towards saving lives at sea at Porthcawl. Derek rode 80km on his 80th birthday challenge and intends to hold two more cycling challenges later in the year. To sponsor

13 02, 2021

RNLI’s water safety warning during Welsh half term break

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With half term approaching next week, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone, who is able under government guidelines to visit the Welsh coast to stay safe. The charity is urging people not to take any unnecessary risks that may put extra pressure on emergency services. Every time a lifeboat crew is called

2 12, 2020

Nine Porthcawl volunteers receive RNLI long service medals

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Nine Porthcawl volunteers recently received RNLI long service medals, each for in excess of twenty years of service to the Charity. In a socially distanced ceremony each volunteer was presented with an RNLI Long Service Medal from Station President, Peter Scott. Those presented with long service medals were: Philip Missen MBE, Lifeboat Operations Manager. Ian

12 01, 2021

With great sadness we learn of the loss of station friend and visits volunteer, Peter Furlong

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It is of great sadness to learn that Porthcawl RNLI have lost a long term friend and indeed in recent years, a volunteer at our station. Peter Furlong was extremely experienced in all nautical matters particularly along the South Wales coast. Philip Missen, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl said, ‘We first got to know Peter

8 01, 2021

RNLI renewed safety call for families using the Welsh coast for exercise

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone lucky enough to live within walking distance of the coast during lockdown to stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks that may put extra pressure on emergency services. With schools across Wales returning to online learning and renewed advice to stay at home, Welsh RNLI

1 01, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI releases video of 2020

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Porthcawl RNLI have released a short video of helmet camera footage captured during 2020. 2020 was a very difficult year for us all due to the coronavirus pandemic and was a year in which we were unable to hold any of our traditional fundraising events, as a result our fundraising took a massive hit. What

15 12, 2020

Five most dramatic RNLI lifeboat rescues of 2020 video released

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As Christmas approaches, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging people to take care as statistics show lifeboats will launch over 100 times during the festive period* to help those in need. Figures over the last 10 years for the festive period show that RNLI lifeboats will launch on average 111 times, and aid

9 12, 2020

RNLI offers winter dip safety advice

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has released a new safety advice video for anyone considering taking a dip in the sea this winter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y3EHDlNNMY With indoor pools closed for much of the year due to Covid-19, there has been an explosion of interest and participation in outdoor swimming and dipping with many