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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more