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Got a Pawfect Pet? Join Our Charity Photo Competition

With the pandemic closing down our community fundraising, and the ring-fence around the government’s support for charities being a complete barrier to us, it’s fair to say things are a bit hard going. However, we’ve had some brilliant help from our... read more

Sean Cycles 54 Miles to Support Our Charity

We’re very pleased to share that friend of the PLIRB, Sean O’Sullivan has successfully completed his solo 54-mile charity bike ride to support our charity. As we previously shared, Sean of SOS Entertainment, originally planned to cycle on behalf of our... read more

Annual General Meeting – Latest Update

Our charity’s AGM, which had to be postponed in April, is rescheduled to Sunday 27th September at 10:00 am at our boathouse. The aim has been to hold this in a socially distanced way outside, weather permitting. We are not expecting large numbers, so we still... read more

MP Shares Concern Over Our Charity’s Challenges

On Sunday 20th September, our volunteers received a visit from Sally-Ann Hart, local Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye. As an independent rescue service which receives no charity support from government, our committee was contacted by Sally-Ann’s office... read more

Sean’s Bike Ride for PLIRB Charity – New Date

Just a quick update on Sean’s progress in his charity bike ride plans, to raise money for us. There are two lots of latest news to share on this … one is a change of date, the other is a little share of how Sean’s putting some extra fun into the... read more

Our Community Charity in National Newspaper Documentary

Earlier in the summer, just after lockdown restrictions started to lift, our community charity received contact from The Times / Sunday Times. The newspaper group wanted to talk about our rescue role in the context of the plight of vulnerable persons at sea. This is... read more

PLIRB is Now Static Trader’s Chosen Charity

As our supporters know, the pandemic has had a serious impact on our ability to fundraise to meet our running costs. But we have some exciting news! Rye Harbour-based company, Static Trader has chosen us as their charity to support for the next 12 months. What’s... read more

Community Project – Fairlight Cove Clean Up

The ‘new normal’ is a continued adjustment period, but thankfully restrictions are lifted enough for community project work to carry on. So we’re happy to share that on Sunday 6th September we’ll be supporting a community project close to our... read more

Community Support – Ocean Ceramics, Winchelsea Beach

It’s been a very bad year for everyone, but as things are now returning to the ‘new normal’ we’re very pleased to share that there’s a bit of good news on the fundraising front. Friend of the PLIRB, Marian Mason at Ocean Ceramics is... read more

Community Support Our Charity with PPE – plus!

Time for an update! Recently, we had to ask our local community to support our charity and to help us return to the ‘new normal’ at the boat house. As the relaxation of some restrictions mean a return to a more active community role, we’ve been faced... read more

PLIRB and Rescue Services Attend Pett Level Incident

On Tuesday 14th July, Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat teams were called out following reports of a swimmer in difficulties just off the coast at Pett Level. At approximately 18:07, our teams were tasked to attend and prepare to launch. Rescue services colleagues... read more

Barb’s Charity Shed & The ‘New Normal’

For those who have been missing Barb’s Charity Shed for their charity shopping, there’s a little bit of good news. Barbara is now re-opening the Charity Shed on Sunday mornings. But, in the context of the ‘new normal’ there are a few things to... read more

Launching The PLIRB Charity Lottery Campaign

As many of our friends and supporters know, recent events mean we’ve had to expand our horizons when it comes to fundraising. And the exciting news is that we’re now onboard for online fundraising with The Weather Lottery. Why an online charity lottery? As... read more

PLIRB Search and Rescue for Missing Person

On Thursday 25th June, Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat teams were tasked to support HM Coastguards in a search and rescue incident. At approximately 11:15 am, our teams were  tasked by Solent Coastguard to launch and assist in the search for a person who was... read more

CV19 Update – All Events Cancelled

Despite the gentle easing of lockdown and the slow return to a different kind of ‘normal’, CV19 continues to have an impact.  Certainly the impact on public health and safety has been major and the ripple effect of the lockdown has been wide. From our own... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more