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8 05, 2021

Harry Lidgley stops off at Porthcawl during 7000km cycling challenge

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Harry Lidgley stopped at the lifeboat station today (8 May 2021) whilst cycling the entire coastline of mainland Great Britain (a total of 7000km). Having set out on 1 May from the RNLI Support Centre in Poole Harry is calling at every lifeboat station along the way (168 of them) and raising funds for the

29 04, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI’s annual figures for 2020

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The RNLI’s annual figures for 2020 have been released this week which show that Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew: Launched the charity's inshore lifeboats 45 times, aiding 81 people and saving 11 lives. just over half of the launches were in darkness. We’re anticipating a very busy summer ahead as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease and

27 04, 2021

Strong easterly winds and Spring tides lead to busy Saturday for Porthcawl RNLI

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Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a busy few hours on Saturday 24 April launching to five incidents within a few hours. Many of the incidents were caused by very strong easterly winds which were offshore at locations across the coastline of the County Borough of Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan. The first call came for

26 04, 2021

Welsh RNLI crews issue their own Mayday after figures reveal a dramatic increase in lives saved last summer

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The RNLI in Wales has today released its annual rescue figures which show lives saved by lifeboat crews during the summer of 2020 rocketed by 71%. As lockdown restrictions eased and people flocked to the coast, RNLI lifesavers saved the lives of 24 people between June and August, compared with 14 lives the previous year.

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