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20 03, 2020

Safety advice for coastal visitors during COVID-19 outbreak

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone planning a visit to the coast this weekend to stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks. Given the current COVID-19 outbreak and the importance of social distancing and avoiding non-essential contact with others, coastal areas may be seen as providing an opportunity to enjoy fresh

17 03, 2020

Covid-19 Update

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Given the current situation with COVID-19 our lifeboat station is closed to all visitors but will remain operational 24/7. All organised visits to the lifeboat station are cancelled and only operational crew may attend the lifeboat station. Our RNLI gift shop is closed until further notice. For gift purchases the RNLI online shop is still

21 02, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI to hold year long festival celebrating its 55th Anniversary

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To mark 55 years since the RNLI established an inshore lifeboat station at Porthcawl the fundraising and events team will be holding a series of events throughout the year. Plans include two special weekends of events to take place at the start and end of summer. David Shillaw, Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI Fundraising and Events

7 02, 2020

Porthcawl RNLI – LIVE coastal streaming cam of storm Ciara

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With weather warnings in place for this weekend RNLI volunteers are encouraging the public to watch Porthcawl RNLI’s live storm footage safely from home or on their mobile device. The LIVE stream is available by visiting: www.porthcawl-lifeboat.co.uk which gives access to a webcam view of the breakwater and sea conditions. Other key features include latest

7 02, 2020

RNLI seeks new recruits to help share safety messaging and raise funds in Porthcawl

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is currently looking to recruit more face-to-face fundraisers in Porthcawl to help share vital safety messages and encourage new supporters to sign up and donate after the charity experienced a shortfall in funds last year. With 238 lifeboat stations, 431 lifeboats and 5,500 volunteer crew members, plus 1,500 lifeguards

9 01, 2020

Porthcawl Lifeboat rescues surfer swept around headland in the Vale of Glamorgan

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The volunteer RNLI crew from Porthcawl launched the charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat on service for the first time this year on Wednesday afternoon to rescue a surfer who had been swept around a headland in a rip current. Porthcawl's RNLI's volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 3.12pm on Wednesday 9 January 2020 and

21 12, 2019

RNLI urge swimmers to stay safe this Christmas and New Year

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For thousands of people along the coast, a festive dip in the sea is a Christmas tradition. In Porthcawl the 55th Christmas Day Swim takes place at Sandy Bay (Coney Beach) with swimmers entering the water at 11.45am. Before you take the plunge, the RNLI is offering some tips to help you stay safe in the

18 12, 2019

Porthcawl and Port Talbot Lifeboats in night time search for fishing boat

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The volunteer RNLI crews from Porthcawl and Port Talbot launched the charity's lifeboats on service early on Wednesday morning to search for a fishing boat in the dark which had run into difficulty between Port Talbot and Ogmore By Sea. Porthcawl's RNLI's volunteer crew were paged at 5.01am and joined the crew from Port Talbot

31 10, 2019

Pencoed RAOB ‘The Buffs’ Donate £500 to Porthcawl RNLI

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Last Sunday we had a visit from Pencoed RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) who are known as 'The Buffs.' It was a pleasure to host and show The Buffs around the station. They presented our volunteer crew and fundraisers with a kind donation of £500 which will help us continue #SavingLivesAtSea.

21 10, 2019

Family of Shady Reed Donate £2170 to Porthcawl RNLI

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We were delighted to have a visit from the family of Shady Reed on Sunday to present the money they had raised in memory of Shady by participating in our charity walk. 2019 marks 10 years since the tragedy off Porthcawl seafront. The family continue to be great supporters of Porthcawl RNLI in recognition of