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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

8 12, 2020

Survivor backs Christmas appeal as RNLI in Wales reveals the impact of Coronavirus

By | December 8th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Survivor backs Christmas appeal as RNLI in Wales reveals the impact of Coronavirus

An American surfer rescued off the Welsh coast, who says he is lucky to be alive to celebrate the festivities, is urging the people of Wales to support the RNLI’s Christmas appeal. The fundraising drive has been launched as the charity reveals it has lost millions in income as fundraising activities had to be cancelled

20 11, 2020

Data shows demand on RNLI lifeboat crews soared as summer lockdown was eased

By | November 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Data shows demand on RNLI lifeboat crews soared as summer lockdown was eased

Volunteer crew members at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) faced an unprecedented summer* with new statistics revealing a dramatic increase in the number of water users needing to be helped by the charity’s lifeboat crews compared to 2019. Based on provisional incident reports** from RNLI lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland, there was

23 10, 2020

RNLI long service medal awarded

By | October 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on RNLI long service medal awarded

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

By | October 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on RNLI in Wales calls on public to be extra cautious over half term break

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

By | October 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Charity urges public to be vigilant of high spring tides this weekend

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

By | October 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Former Porthcawl crew member Alex Evans celebrates 20 years of volunteering for the RNLI

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

By | October 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Host a Fish Supper and help the RNLI save lives this autumn

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

By | October 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on A challenging year in which Porthcawl RNLI volunteers remain ready to respond 24/7

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