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8 05, 2018

Visiting Lifeboat Tries Porthcawl Marina for Size

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The Mumbles RNLI lifeboat ‘Roy Barker IV’ visited Porthcawl over the bank holiday weekend. The charities all-weather lifeboat was joined by Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 during the exercise which took place between Nash Point and Port Talbot on Saturday 5th May. Second coxswain at The Mumbles station, James Bolter said, ‘It is essential that we know

30 04, 2018

Busy start to 2018 for Porthcawl’s Lifeboat Crew

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Porthcawl lifeboat crews have been paged almost forty times already this year. Casualties have varied from surfers, windsurfers, broken down vessels and persons cut off by the incoming tide. Deputy Launch Authority, Aileen Jones, commented, ‘Our volunteer crews train each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening to build and maintain the varied skills needed to meet

18 12, 2017

Santa Rescued by Porthcawl Lifeboat

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There were dramatic scenes at Porthcawl Marina on Saturday evening when hundreds of children, parents and grandparents gathered to see Santa do a practice fly over of the town in readiness for Christmas day. Unfortunately he fell from his sleigh just as his reindeer turned sharply when passing the lighthouse.  Singer, eleven year old, Taya

15 12, 2017

John Williams MBE a Life Long RNLI Volunteer

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All volunteers at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station were saddened to hear that John Williams MBE had sadly died earlier this week. John was an original crew member when the RNLI re-established a lifeboat at Porthcawl in 1965. He went on to serve the station as Honorary Secretary, now known as Lifeboat Operations Manager, from 1986

9 11, 2017

RNLI Fundraiser Marj Braves the Elements Again

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Marj Abraham is a stalwart when it comes to raising money for the RNLI. This year she has raised over £2,000 by selling raffle tickets for her, now well known, hand made patchwork quilts. For seventeen years Marj and her friends spend the winter months armed with a needle and thread busily making patchwork quilts.

26 08, 2017

Three calls in one evening for Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat volunteers

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Wednesday teatime started with a kite surfer in difficulty for Porthcawl RNLI. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched, and located the casualty in the Newton point area.  When alongside the surfer, it was found she was having trouble with her kite. The crew then assisted her to gather in her kite, and returned her to the

24 08, 2017

Girls saved from sea by Porthcawl RNLI volunteers in total darkness

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At 10:33pm on Wednesday 23 August, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Jean Ryall were launched to reports of two teenage girls in the sea in Coney Beach, Porthcawl. The first lifeboat on scene was the D-Class Jean Ryall, who located the first informant. He informed the crew that the two girls

9 08, 2017

BBC series Saving Lives at Sea to air from Wednesday 16 August at 8pm on BBC Two

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Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat crew members are to feature in the 12-part documentary series which will show real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland. From the remote and rugged coastline of Aith in the Shetlands, to the packed sands of Woolacombe in Devon, the series gives a

7 08, 2017

Coffi Co Sets £10,000 Fundraising Target for Porthcawl RNLI

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One of Porthcawl RNLI's new neighbours has set themselves a target to raise £10,000 for the lifeboat station. Having been open for little more than a month and already Coffi Co and its #coffiheads have raised £1277.85 for Porthcawl RNLI! Helen Joseph from Coffi Co Lounge, Porthcawl said, 'We're delighted to be supporting the local

1 08, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI respond to Mayday call

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The UK Coastguard Agency paged Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew at 13:10 on Monday 31st July following a Mayday call from a motor cruiser taking in water and suffering a loss of engine power one and a half miles off Porthcawl. The cruiser had been hit by two large waves off Kenfig sands whilst on passage