Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

About Us

We are an independent inshore rescue boat facility. We work in close co-operation with HM Coastguard, Search and Rescue Helicopter teams at Lydd, and the RNLI.

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Our Facilities

We operate from a custom built boat house in Pett Level, which is home to our office and two RIB rescue boats.

Our Team

All our team are volunteers who give their time to help: from boat crew, shore crew and maintenance, to fund-raising, administration and the team who run the charity.

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Charity Fundraising

We are a registered, independent rescue charity (number 286891). All our operations rely on donations from the public and various organisations who support our work.

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Pett Beach

This is a beautiful part of the UK’s coastline.

But the sea, and the beach, can be dangerous if you are unprepared.

Please be aware of the local tide times …

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Blog

Visit our blog to catch up on the latest news

 

Event Calendar

We’re involved in plenty of local events

Check out our event calendar.

"SHOUTS"

PLIRB “shouts”

Find out about our recent call-outs.

Thank you

As an independent rescue charity, every donation makes a difference.

A dedicated page for thanking some of our donors and sponsors is coming soon.

No Launch But Plenty of Practice

This Sunday, the weather was wet and a little windy, but compared to the recent thrashing from Storm Erik, the whole beach seemed remarkably calm. However, the point of the tide at the time of training and the fact that further high winds were predicted, meant that we...
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Thanks to Dynamic Events, Rye

On Sunday 3rd February, we were delighted to have a visit to the base from the wonderfully supportive team at Dynamic Events in Rye, who came to present us with a marvellous cheque for £2022.90. This very welcome donation is the result of some very hard work...
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Thanks to Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club

Last Thursday 24th January, members of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat committee were invited along to a presentation evening by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club. The club runs lots of activities, shows and festivals and invited us along to receive a share...
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A Fine Day for Fixing & Keeping the Rescue Boat Afloat

As you can see from the photo, this Sunday we had a beautiful morning for training. The low tide and fair conditions meant that the beach was just beautiful –  or at least it was at 9 a.m. when the photo was taken! The same couldn’t really be said for...
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It All Adds Up Thanks to Fairlight Stores and the Fairlight Community

We had a lovely activity to do as part of Sunday’s morning down at the base … a visit up to see friends of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, Graeme and Leonie Gambrell of Fairlight Stores. Graeme and Leonie always give pride of place at the front of...
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A New Year of Training and Beach Safety Begins

A very Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters! Hard to believe we’re already a couple of training sessions into the new year, with both boats taking to the water! Yes, our in-house crew training for 2019 has already got off to a flying start. OK,...
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Christmas Cheer with Hastings RNLI

Our very busy 2018 has come to an end, and has been rounded off in a fun and interesting way with a Christmas visit across to RNLI Hastings. This visit to the iconic lifeboat house of RNLI Hastings gave us the chance to get a close up look at their beautiful new...
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Cliff End Casualty Retrieval Training

Last Sunday’s training was an extension of our missing person search and rescue training, with a scenario of a ‘reported casualty’ around the Cliff End area of the beach. The team responded as this a ‘real-time’ exercise, and attended the...
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Night Launch Training

Our first night launch training of the season took place on 21st November. Weather conditions were good, cold and dark (a necessary part of the training), but with a brilliant moon and starry sky helping conditions to feel eerily well-lit. The evening’s training...
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Thanks to Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club

We had a great evening with the Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club during the week. We were kindly invited to the Rother Chapter’s AGM at the Robin Hood in Icklesham, on 14th November 2018 to receive a donation from their fundraising efforts. The presentation of a...
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Robin Hood Bonfire Event ~ fantastic fireworks and friendly first aid

After a busy morning’s training, some of the volunteer base and boat crews from Pett Independent Rescue Boat attended the stunning fireworks event at the Robin Hood in Icklesham on 4th November 2018. We were invited to attend this popular event, run by the Robin...
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Smile! You can now support us (at no cost to you) through Amazon

Good news this week! As a charity, we’re now fully signed up members of Amazon Smile, so any purchases made which include us as the nominated charity will mean Amazon make a donation to us. Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Assn. A full how-to page is coming...
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Mayday Shout after training

On Sunday 22nd October 2018, just as our morning training session was coming to an end, Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to attend at a location in the Dover Strait. Instructions given were that a diver had failed to surface following...
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Sainsbury’s Station Plaza putting *fun* into fundraising

Saturday 20th October 2018 was Regional Fundraising Day for Sainsbury’s, as part of their campaign to support local charities. And as Pett Level Independent Boat is the chosen charity for Sainsbury’s at Station Plaza, Hastings, we were invited along to the store...
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Today’s training – maintenance mode

Despite a weather forecast which predicted winds and rain, we’ve had a beautiful day again down at the boat house this Sunday, with a superb low tide giving a fantastic coastal view     Much as we’d love to have been out on the water, vital...
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