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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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PLIRB logo Spring 2019

Our Facilities

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

PLIRB logo Spring 2019

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.

PLIRB in Multi-Agency Incident Response

On Saturday 16th May, the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat team was tasked to support multiple agencies in an incident on the Pett Level coastline. Our teams were  tasked in response to an incident alongside other coastal rescue team colleagues at HM Coastguards and...
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Support Our Charity with a Movement for Good Nomination?

At Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, we’re well recognised for our work in helping and protecting our coastline communities.  But just for a change, throughout May, we’re asking for a bit of help from the community instead, with charity nomination or...
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Community Volunteering During Covid-19

At Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, our volunteers maintain an on-call service 24/7, ready to respond when tasked to issues along the coastline.  And although we haven’t been able to gather together as a group to carry out our other activities, such as...
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Please Support Us with Free Online Charity Fundraising

It’s a week since we launched our #SofaSurfingShoppingChallenge, where we invited friends and supporters to help us with a bit of online charity fundraising. We’ve been asked for an update on how to get involved, so here’s some information which...
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How lockdown shopping could help keep our rescue boat afloat

Coronavirus is bad news for everyone and we sincerely hope that everyone, including friends and supporters of our rescue boat and our local communities are doing OK, and keeping as safe and as healthy as possible over this difficult time. Although our rescue boat...
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Sad News from Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

It is with great sadness that we have to share that our President Lou Parsons, one of the founder members of Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat as an independent service and rescue charity, passed away on Thursday 19th March 2020. Lou was a formidable character who...
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Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat – Covid-19 (CoronaVirus) Update

In light of recent developments around CoronaVirus (Covid-19), we want to keep you informed of the steps we’re taking to protect our community and our team, whilst remaining rescue-ready, as needed. We are closely monitoring government’s CoronaVirus guidelines...
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Support from the Community – Unexpected Charity Donations

Now, although we value all support and charity donations we receive equally, there are times when support comes along very unexpectedly and in a way that just blows us away. So this blog post is dedicated to Anonymous Antony … In the past week, we received the...
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Open Day 2020

Yes, it’s come around again already and we’re super busy with preparations for our main charity fundraising event of the year … and of course, this year is a very special one for us!                                                                    ...
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Support from the Community – Robin Hood Bonfire Society, Icklesham

Last week we received the kind invitation to visit the Robin Hood pub in Icklesham, to receive a charity donation. The event was the combination of a charity presentation and quiz night and, although we were a little short of quizzers, we were very pleased to be...
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Support from the Community – Thanks to Corbeau Seats UK

It’s been a busy start to February, and we’re very pleased to share some fabulous support from our local community. When it comes to gifts that support a charity such as ours, sometimes it’s not all about money. This week, we’ve been...
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Support From The Community and Fairlight Stores

Graeme and Leonie Gambrell of Fairlight Stores are always ready to support our charity and, thanks to them, 2020 has kicked off with another donation. As we’ve shared previously, Graeme and Leonie are regular supporters of Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat as...
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Support from the Community – Rother Police Property Fund

We value all charity support received from local community services and businesses, and on Sunday 2nd February 2020, we were delighted to have another visit from local Rother Police Community Support Officer Daryl Holter.     This isn’t the first time...
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Sunday Training – A Big Beach Clean Up

As well as our usual training and maintenance of equipment last Sunday, the boat, base and beach crew volunteers were tasked with something else … a big beach clean up. Whether as a result of the tides, some beach-based fly-tipping, dumping of waste at sea or a...
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Support from the Community – Asda St. Leonards – again!

We’ve enjoyed some fabulous support from Asda St. Leonards in 2019, which was rounded off with another invite to take our Tornado boat up to the shop on Saturday 7th December. Asda chose us as a local charity to support this year and have welcomed us to the shop...
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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!