Open Day 2019

Rain, rain go oyez!

Remember 2018?

We’re hoping to avoid the weather and a clash with the wonderful Rye Jazz Festival by moving our Open Day for 2019 to the May Bank Holiday weekend!

*Our next Open Day is Sunday 26th May 2019 at 12.00 noon*

How you can help

There are many ways to support the PLIRB Open Day:

  • Donations of good quality items for us to sell.
  • Donations of items, services or vouchers for our Grand Raffle.
  • Donations of refreshment items.
  • By signing up to come and help us on the day.
  • By coming along on the day, to spend time with the team, check out the stalls and have a go in the raffle!

If you’d like to help in any way, please contact us.

If you are not able to donate anything or come along but would like to help us, please …

  • Share our blog posts and social media posts to help us publicise our Open day.
  • Tell your friends and colleagues about us, so that they can be aware and even be there!

By the way …

We’re thinking of adding a silent auction to the fun this year, so we’d love to hear from you if you have something you would like to contribute to this. We’re particularly looking for contributions from local crafters, artists and artistes who might like to contribute a piece in return for some exposure for their work.

Please contact us to find out more about this by emailing with Silent Auction in the subject line, so that we can get back to you quickly.

If you’d like to know other ways you could be supporting us as a local, independent rescue charity, please take a look at our fundraising and donation pages.

Thanks to Robin Hood Bonfire Society, Icklesham

Recently, we were delighted to receive an invite to the Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s presentation and quiz night up at the Robin Hood in Icklesham. So on Wednesday 27th February, off we went …

Kevin Wall, RHBS Chairman & Shaun O’Hara, PLIRB Helm

Several charities and local causes, including ourselves, were invited to the presentation and we all benefitted from the extraordinary amount of work carried out by the Robin Hood Bonfire Society. All of the funds were raised at 2018’s fabulous bonfire display and from their Christmas raffle

After a brief talk from RHBS Chairman, Kevin Wall, presentations and donations were made as follows:

  • £500 to the Armed Forces Bikers, who marshalled the event.
  • £500 to the Sussex 4×4 Response team, who supported the procession and the event.
  • £500 to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, who staffed the First Aid tent at the event.
  • £450 to Snowflake Shelter – a special donation for a hard-working local cause, with funds raised from the RHBS Christmas Raffle.

Then it was time for a surprise presentation highlight – £1,000 donated to Icklesham Primary School. These funds were donated specifically to help with the running costs of the school pool, and to subsidise the cost of swimming for families. The cheque was presented to Jo Barry who works at the school and manages the swimming – and also happens to be PLIRB secretary and member of the PLIRB crew.

Members of the PLIRB team enjoying the donation!

ctivity then moved on to refreshments and a Music Quiz evening, with a cash prize up for grabs. Of course, the PLIRB crew performed with great enthusiasm and effort – plus a not too shameful extent of knowledge across the team – and finished in 3rd place. Our favourite was the lego album covers round, by the way!

First place and the cash prize went to one of the RHBS teams (one of whom is also a member of the PLIRB). The warm and sharing nature of the evening was really reflected in the fact that this team immediately split the prize between the causes who had come to the event – a wonderful gesture and a brilliant extra donation for us.

Everyone here at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved in the Robin Hood Bonfire Society – this local community support is sincerely appreciated and makes a considerable difference to us.

What’s more, we also appreciate having the chance to support the Robin Hood Bonfire display – it’s such a fantastic community event. Thank you for having us – to the presentation and to the bonfire and we’re already looking forward to 2019’s event going with a bang!

On that note, a date for the diaries is Sunday 3rd November 2019, when the next Robin Hood Bonfire Display is scheduled to take place.