Our Charity Open Day 2021

Our Charity Open Day 2021

We’re very happy to share that our long-awaited boathouse Open Day 2021 has been an amazing success! Thanks to our volunteers, friends, their families, local businesses and a little help from the fabulous weather on the day, the day resulted in a record-breaking...

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PLIRB Events and Updates for July 21

PLIRB Events and Updates for July 21

A quick update on what's been happening at out boathouse in recent weeks and what's coming up for us now that we've hit July ...  Since returning to the boathouse once restrictions started to ease in March (at least for outside activities), our volunteers have been...

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Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

As a charity and a group of volunteers, our mission is to prevent harm along the local coastline and waterways. With prevention clearly at the heart of what we do, we're pleased to be involved with the latest Royal Life Saving Society UK's latest Drowning Prevention...

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PLIRB Thanks Fairlight Parish and Rother Council

PLIRB Thanks Fairlight Parish and Rother Council

Everyone here at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat is pleased to say a huge thank you to our local councils - first Fairlight Parish Council and also the wider Rother council, for recent assistance at a difficult time. To start with, after the difficulties presented...

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May starts with ‘MayDays’

May starts with ‘MayDays’

May has kicked off in a very busy way, as from May Day we've been tasked to launch and assist on two occasions.First SHOUT of 2021 - persons cut off by the tide On the May Day bank holiday weekend, our volunteers opened the boathouse across all three days, to provide...

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Two Boats (& Lots of Volunteers) to clean the beach

Two Boats (& Lots of Volunteers) to clean the beach

Successful rubbish retrieval as Strandliners clean the beach.  A very busy time at the boathouse today, helping with the big beach clean up at the Fairlight Berm. But it's fair to say that Strandliners volunteers had already done the real work - an amazing job of...

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Beach Cleaning Support for Strandliners

Beach Cleaning Support for Strandliners

Lockdown has lifted just enough for us to help out a community beach cleaning project.  Yes, we're happy to share that on Sunday 9th May we'll once again be helping Strandliners CIC in a major beach cleaning project. As the main photo above shows, the volunteers at...

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PLIRB Charity Events – Save The Date

PLIRB Charity Events – Save The Date

A quick update on our return to the 'new normal' as restrictions start to ease and we all follow the roadmap.  Although we've stayed rescue-ready throughout all lock downs, it's certainly fair to say that now restrictions are starting to lift, our volunteers are...

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PLIRB Boathouse and the New Normal

PLIRB Boathouse and the New Normal

As restrictions start to ease, here's a quick update on our return to the 'new normal' at the boathouse.     Although our volunteers have been #rescueready 24/7 throughout the pandemic, our presence at the boathouse has been minimal. This has helped us to keep...

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PLIRB 2022 Calendar Photo Competition Fundraiser

PLIRB 2022 Calendar Photo Competition Fundraiser

Remember we promised that the next Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat calendar would be a little different? Well, here’s the plan … instead of us taking our own photos for our 2022 fundraiser calendar, we’d love to invite our friends, supporters and everyone across...

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Support Our Charity with a Movement for Good Nomination?

Support Our Charity with a Movement for Good Nomination?

Lockdown or not, we're moving to that time of year again! It's no secret that this year has been a real struggle for everyone and, as a self-funded charity, we're definitely facing a challenge when it comes to staying afloat. But if our friends and supporters don't...

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50p to Park Can Support A Charity, Thanks to Elm Tree Bootsale

50p to Park Can Support A Charity, Thanks to Elm Tree Bootsale

Everyone here at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat is pleased to say a heart-felt huge thank you to Kit and Jan McLean, of  Elm Tree Bootsale for their extremely welcome donation of £1,000 to our charity. In this awful year, it's been hard for us to fund raise in the...

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Got a Pawfect Pet? Join Our Charity Photo Competition

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 friends and we've...

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Sean Cycles 54 Miles to Support Our Charity

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 charity in the...

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Annual General Meeting – Latest Update

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...

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MP Shares Concern Over Our Charity’s Challenges

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 after...

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Sean’s Bike Ride for PLIRB Charity – New Date

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 FUNdraising part!...

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Our Community Charity in National Newspaper Documentary

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...

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