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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Coordinating Sunday’s training …

Although initially the sea was beautifully flat, weather conditions were a little on the grim side and the forecast offering high winds on the way, so today’s training was all about the base rather than out on the water.  Trainee crew volunteers were split into... read more

Open Day Cash Up … the final number!

Our treasurer Stella’s been having a busy time counting up the income and outlay from August’s Open Day and we’re very happy to announce a final total of £1666.01! This amount is amazing considering the absolutely awful weather conditions on the day,... read more

Today’s training … low tide, high risk manoeuvres!

This weekend saw some beautiful weather along the Pett coastline, although as the season’s changing, so is the temperament – and temperature – of the water! Despite being a low tide on Sunday (16th September 2018) the high winds created a very... read more

Windy day, busy day

This morning’s session down at the base saw a windy day, high tide and plenty of activity! First up, crew trainee Rob brought his kite surfing equipment down to the session so that crews could learn about the equipment and practice rescuing a kite surfer. This... read more

First Aid Update

Last weekend’s training took the whole weekend, with 9 base and boat crew volunteers taking part in First Aid training.  This is the first wave (see what we did there?) of refresher training for established crew teams and new training for the latest volunteers,... read more

Open Day … Wet & Windy but Not a Wash Out!

Well, the bank holiday weekend just flew by – quite literally with gusts of up to 40 mph around the coast! And with it came our Open Day on Sunday 26th August 2018. It has to be said that our volunteers, guests and supporters were amazing, all coming along to... read more

Pett Base to Pett Rescue … over? All over Pett, in fact!

Another busy morning of training down at the base today! The boat house was given over to a wonderful crew of friendly and talented artists exhibiting work for sale in support of us – thanks so much to all of you for your support. With the boat house being extra... read more

From Rescue Boat to Dragon Boat …

Exciting news! Local event company, Dynamic Conferences & Events Ltd, have launched a PLIRB fundraiser Dynamic Dragons and are busy raising the funds needed to take part in the 21st Annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water on 8th September 2018. PLIRB crew member... read more

Oyez! Oyez! Open Day update …

Not long now until our Gala Open Day on 26th August 2018. We’ll be open from 12 noon to 4 pm on the day, with stalls, entertainments, events and a display by boat crews at 1 pm. Look, we’ve already got the banners out … Some of the entertainment will... read more

More August Events – Arts Fundraiser

Just a quick heads up about an extra diary date! An arts fundraising event here at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat house on Sunday 19th August 2018. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m there’s the opportunity to review some beautiful arts and crafts, many of which... read more

Mayday shout in July

On Sunday 15th July 2018, after a busy (and hot) morning of base and boat crew training, the crew received a call out. Around 3.15 pm a “mayday” call was received, initially with the position of Dymchurch. After some uncertainty about reported position,... read more