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

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.

Supporting the Community – Surviving Christmas Handover

Our recent spell as a collection point for Surviving Christmas has now come to an end … but we managed to achieve our aim of a brimming box of goodies! We’ve been very pleased to see lots of visitors down at the boathouse, where we’ve been acting as...
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Support from the Community – Ocean Ceramics Fundraiser Update

So, time for an update of the successful fundraising event held by local ceramic artist Marian Mason, in her festive Open Studio event. It’s great when individuals in the local community show support for charity at a local level. It’s particularly...
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Supporting the Community – Surviving Christmas Update

It’s time for an update on the Surviving Christmas collection point at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base. The good news is that our boat house has seen quite a few extra visitors over the Sundays in November as we attempt to support a charity that does...
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Asda St. Leonards Green Token Scheme Success

Here’s a follow up to some of our previous posts about the support we’ve been receiving from Asda St. Leonards and in particular from their Green Token Scheme. Asda’s Green Token Scheme involves shoppers receiving a token, which they can choose to...
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Support from the Community – Several Thank Yous!

We’ve been humbled by the level of community support we’ve received lately, to boost our fundraising, so this post is dedicated to updating our followers on recent donations and events. It’s amazing really, because much of our fundraising takes place...
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Support from the Community – Ocean Ceramics, Winchelsea Beach

We’re very pleased to share that local ceramic artist Marian Mason is supporting the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat as part of her upcoming festive Open Studio event. Marian’s Ocean Ceramics Festive Open Studio takes place on Saturday 30th November and...
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Supporting the Community – Surviving Christmas Collection Point

Just a reminder that on Sunday mornings through November, the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat venue is open as a collection point for items to be donated to Surviving Christmas. Surviving Christmas is a local charity which provides support to individuals and...
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Supporting the Community – The PAD Is In Place!

The great news is that the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) is now in place here at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base. Thanks to all of the hard work fundraising, and particularly from the music event fundraiser, we’ve been able to meet our target and...
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Support In ~ and From ~ The Community For Our Defibrillator Campaign

Our final fundraiser of our busy summer season is now complete, and there’s exciting news to go with it! It’s been a busy year so far, with 2019 proving to be a year when our volunteers’ First Aid skills have been in demand: at community events, in...
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Supporting the Community – Riding for the Disabled

This weekend saw us out and about again having fun supporting a local charity that’s close to our hearts – the local branch of Riding for the Disabled. The local RDA group had planned an exciting Doggy Extravaganza event for Sunday 22nd September 2019....
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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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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!