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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

8 12, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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,