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Local MP Visit & Support For Independent Rescue Boat Charities

Local MP Visit & Support For Independent Rescue Boat Charities

Now that visitors are allowed (in limited numbers) down at our boathouse, we're pleased to be having visitors. Our latest, on 4th June 21, was our local Hastings and Rye MP, Sally-Ann Hart. On her last visit to our boathouse last September our problems accessing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Our 2021 Charity Raffle is Afloat – Thanks to Homewood Leisure

Our 2021 Charity Raffle is Afloat – Thanks to Homewood Leisure

 With the pandemic continuing to keep our fundraising closed down, our volunteers are working hard to keep our self-funded charity afloat. And it's fair to say that at times like this, help from the community and local businesses to meet our £10k a year running costs...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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...

PLIRB is Now Static Trader’s Chosen Charity

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 more,...

Community Project – Fairlight Cove Clean Up

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 hearts and our boathouse...

Charity Fundraising Events – Ocean Ceramics Garden Party Update

Charity Fundraising Events – Ocean Ceramics Garden Party Update

It's been a busy bank holiday weekend at the boathouse, and also for local ceramic artist and friend of PLIRB, Marian Mason. After many months with all charity fundraising events cancelled, on Sunday 30th August, Marian was able to successfully social-distance her Mad...

Community Support – Ocean Ceramics, Winchelsea Beach

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 opening up her garden for one of...

“You conducted yourselves in an incredibly professional manner and took ‘the lead’ in many respects.

I wanted to personally send you a short note to thank you and the team in attendance for your involvement and assistance.

My team are really appreciative and it is clear that you are providing a valuable service to the public.

Thanks again.”

Senior Officer, Home Office.gov.uk in response to PLIRB involvement in multi-agency rescue

In 2021 & 2022 Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat has been glad to receive support from …

  • Icklesham Parish Council
  • Fairlight Parish Council
  • Homewood Leisure
  • Green’s Cakes
  • Hastings Winkle Club
  • Elm Tree Boot Fairs, Icklesham
  • The Royal Oak, Pett
  • Jo Brand
  • SOS Entertainment, Rye
  • John Jempson & Sons
  • C-Side Cafe, Pett