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

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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.

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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

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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.

Migrant beach landings – support to Border Patrol & Police Services

On Tuesday 10th September, volunteers at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat took part in a situation which was more of a support rather than a ‘Shout’ response. As such, this incident didn’t involve our boat crews or vessels in a water-based...
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Meanwhile, Back on Dry Land, Supporting SRUK

The summer’s not just been a busy time for PLIRB volunteers as a whole – for long-serving PLIRB member Jo Barry this summer’s been all about meeting an individual challenge too.  Across the summer Jo’s been a key player in all of the...
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Bank Holiday Weekend – Shout on Sunday

Sunday 25th August started with our usual training and maintenance session down at the boathouse. During the morning, the beaches continued to fill up with holiday makers, visitors and locals, so at the end of the session, crew member Shaun stayed on at the boathouse...
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Support from the Community – Coop, Winchelsea Beach

On one of the busiest weekends of the year, we are delighted to have been invited to the Coop, Winchelsea Beach store.  The August Bank Holiday is a busy weekend all around, but especially for a retailer whose store is right next door to a much-loved caravan holiday...
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Support from the Community – Asda St. Leonards

August has continued to be busy, but in a fantastic way! Very recently, we were invited to bring the Tornado boat up to Asda St. Leonards to spend some time putting fun into fundraising. Yes, Saturday 17th August saw volunteers from our base and boat crews, committee...
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Supporting the Community – Winchelsea Fete 2019

August continues to rush by in an umbrella-up-umbrella-down kind of way, but thankfully it all held off for the recent Winchelsea Fete and dog show. The event took place on Saturday 10th August, and Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base, boat and committee...
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Supporting the Community – Hastings Beach Concert

It’s Hastings Beach Concert this weekend! And quietly, behind the scenes some of our volunteer base and crew members have been helping with setting up for this popular event. Early Friday morning (2nd August) a couple of car loads of volunteers arrived at The...
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Supporting the Community – Pett Flower Show

Just a follow up to say what a great time we had at this year’s Pett Flower Show. The event took place on Saturday 27th July 2019 and as usual Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base, boat and committee volunteers were asked to come along and run the BBQ and to...
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For a Limited Time, It’s Now Possible To Support Us When You Shop at Asda

Good news, good news! For a limited time this summer, it’s possible to support us at no extra cost to yourself. How? Simply by shopping in-store at Asda St. Leonards! Because the great news is that for the next three months, we’re one of the charity...
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Two Rescue Launches in One Evening

The summer season has begun with a busy evening. On Monday July 1st, the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat shore and boat crews were tasked to assist in two emergencies on the local coastline. At 17:38, the Pulfer boat launched in response to a request from Solent...
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Taking a Team Moment

A sunny Sunday morning … but it’s not just about the training. This Sunday’s training out on the water didn’t all go as planned. It was one of those mornings when the effects of the tide and necessary maintenance and checks on boats and...
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A Visitor & A Big Thank You

This weekend we had a lovely visitor! Tony Heath came along to receive a big thank you from the PLIRB. An enthusiastic sailor, Tony Heath recently retired his boat . Tony’s wife, Diana, suggested he might want to donate some of his equipment somewhere it would...
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Open Day 2019 – grand total & updates!

Oyez! Oyez! This year’s Open Day on Sunday 26th May 2019 was amazing! The total raised so far is a massive £2682.08 … thanks to everyone who has supported us with time, prize donations & by coming along. Yes, our day was remarkable … the sun...
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Open Day – Quick Update & Thank YOU!

The counting continues, but in the meantime we’d like to offer a big thank you to those who helped make Open Day 2019 such a success!...
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Open Day 2019 – updates!

This year’s Open Day on Sunday 26th May 2019 is nearly here! Find out how our plans are going … Yes, our early-in-the-year Open Day is nearly here. Latest planned schedule is looking like this: 12.00 noon     Event begins … woo hoo, the sun will come...
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Please consider contributing....

 

As an independent rescue charity, we rely entirely on fundraising and donations.

You can help by becoming a member or making a donation using our Give as you Live donate button below.

There are also other ways to help us raise funds … please click the button below to explore how to do this.

Thank you so much!