Bishop-visits-Angle-lifeboat-station

Byline: The Bishop of St Davids, the Rt. Rev. Wyn Evans, visited RNLI Angle lifeboat station on Thursday (November 19), when a short service was held on board the £2.7m Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Page Content: He was accompanied by his Chaplain, Canon Paul Mackness; the Rev Geoffrey Howell, Team Vicar for the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, and David Hammond-Williams, Communications Officer for the St Davids Diocese.

They were welcomed by Lifeboat Operations Manager, John Allen-Mirehouse, and Coxswain Lewis Creese. Also present were Deputy Launching Authorities Rosie Allen-Mirehouse and the Rev Mike Brotherton; Lifeboat Mechanic Rich Bowles and Volunteer Crew Members Adam Stringer and Jordan Tuckwell, and members of Angle Church, Sub Wardens Lorna Rees and Les Williams and Lay Reader Sally Denman.

The service was conducted by the Rev Howell and the reading was given by John Allen-Mirehouse. Particularly poignant was the singing of the seafarers’ hymn, ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’, with musical accompaniment provided by Sally Denman. The Blessing was given by the Bishop.

Afterwards, the Bishop was given a tour of the state-of-the art lifeboat by Rich Bowles and refreshments were served in the crew room, with its spectacular views over the Milford Haven Waterway.

The Bishop is on a three year pilgrimage to visit every parish and church in his diocese and his call on RNLI Angle was part of his tour of the Monkton Rectorial Benefice.

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Pictured on board RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat are (left to right): Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse; Coxswain Lewis Creese; the Bishop’s Chaplain, Canon Paul Mackness; the Bishop of St Davids, the Rt. Rev. Wyn Evans, and Lifeboat Mechanic Rich Bowles.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Bishop-visits-Angle-lifeboat-station

Byline: The Bishop of St Davids, the Rt. Rev. Wyn Evans, visited RNLI Angle lifeboat station on Thursday (November 19), when a short service was held on board the £2.7m Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Page Content: He was accompanied by his Chaplain, Canon Paul Mackness; the Rev Geoffrey Howell, Team Vicar for the Monkton Rectorial Benefice, and David Hammond-Williams, Communications Officer for the St Davids Diocese.

They were welcomed by Lifeboat Operations Manager, John Allen-Mirehouse, and Coxswain Lewis Creese. Also present were Deputy Launching Authorities Rosie Allen-Mirehouse and the Rev Mike Brotherton; Lifeboat Mechanic Rich Bowles and Volunteer Crew Members Adam Stringer and Jordan Tuckwell, and members of Angle Church, Sub Wardens Lorna Rees and Les Williams and Lay Reader Sally Denman.

The service was conducted by the Rev Howell and the reading was given by John Allen-Mirehouse. Particularly poignant was the singing of the seafarers’ hymn, ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’, with musical accompaniment provided by Sally Denman. The Blessing was given by the Bishop.

Afterwards, the Bishop was given a tour of the state-of-the art lifeboat by Rich Bowles and refreshments were served in the crew room, with its spectacular views over the Milford Haven Waterway.

The Bishop is on a three year pilgrimage to visit every parish and church in his diocese and his call on RNLI Angle was part of his tour of the Monkton Rectorial Benefice.

Note to editors

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Pictured on board RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat are (left to right): Lifeboat Operations Manager John Allen-Mirehouse; Coxswain Lewis Creese; the Bishop’s Chaplain, Canon Paul Mackness; the Bishop of St Davids, the Rt. Rev. Wyn Evans, and Lifeboat Mechanic Rich Bowles.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

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Byline: Tobermory Lifeboat Station Fundraising Double Header
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It was a busy day for the Tobermory Lifeboat Station fundraising team. With two events taking place on Saturday (November 21) first the Card Sale and Coffee Morning, then the Great Mishnish Bake Off.
 
Mid-morning and the volunteer fundraising team relocated the RNLI shop from the normal location at the Tobermory Lifeboat Station to the Tobermory Evangelical Church Hall. In addition to the card sale and coffee morning to raise money for the RNLI charity, the opportunity was also taken to highlight the role of the RNLI and specifically the volunteer roles both fundraising and as volunteer crew.
 
Late afternoon and it was onto the Great Mishnish Bake Off. With both child and adult competitions the competition was fiercely contested. In the children’s section Bailey Brown was victorious with his sheep themed cake. Two winners in the adult section Joyce Malcolm with her excellent dragon cake, and Tony Spillane in the savoury category with his bacon and egg pie. Joyce Malcolm was declared the overall winner and 2015 champion.

The entire fundraising team must be congratulated on a fantastic day, which not only raised money for the RNLI charity, but highlighted the roles and opportunities within the RNLI as a volunteer, and engaged the local community in a thoroughly enjoyable day. I would also thank the Mishnish Hotel for generously hosting the Great Mishnish Bake Off, and look forward to building on this year’s success in the future.

RNLI media contacts:

Michael Stirling, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer Tobermory on 07921 515686 or rnli.toblpo@gmail.com

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

FUND-RAISING-DOUBLE-HEADER

Byline: Tobermory Lifeboat Station Fundraising Double Header
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It was a busy day for the Tobermory Lifeboat Station fundraising team. With two events taking place on Saturday (November 21) first the Card Sale and Coffee Morning, then the Great Mishnish Bake Off.
 
Mid-morning and the volunteer fundraising team relocated the RNLI shop from the normal location at the Tobermory Lifeboat Station to the Tobermory Evangelical Church Hall. In addition to the card sale and coffee morning to raise money for the RNLI charity, the opportunity was also taken to highlight the role of the RNLI and specifically the volunteer roles both fundraising and as volunteer crew.
 
Late afternoon and it was onto the Great Mishnish Bake Off. With both child and adult competitions the competition was fiercely contested. In the children’s section Bailey Brown was victorious with his sheep themed cake. Two winners in the adult section Joyce Malcolm with her excellent dragon cake, and Tony Spillane in the savoury category with his bacon and egg pie. Joyce Malcolm was declared the overall winner and 2015 champion.

The entire fundraising team must be congratulated on a fantastic day, which not only raised money for the RNLI charity, but highlighted the roles and opportunities within the RNLI as a volunteer, and engaged the local community in a thoroughly enjoyable day. I would also thank the Mishnish Hotel for generously hosting the Great Mishnish Bake Off, and look forward to building on this year’s success in the future.

RNLI media contacts:

Michael Stirling, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer Tobermory on 07921 515686 or rnli.toblpo@gmail.com

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Portsmouth-RNLI-lifeboat-launched-to-reports-of-a-drifting-vessel

Byline: RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat launched this morning (Saturday 21st November – 09:24) to reports of a vessel drifting out of the harbour.
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With a fast outgoing tide and a strong force 6 breeze (25-31 mph) the lifeboat, Norma T, launched quickly to investigate the vessel, which was now over a mile out from the harbour entrance.

Arriving on scene to find a heavily damaged 25ft cabin cruiser, the volunteer crew boarded to check for signs of recent occupation and confirm that no one was still on board or likely to be missing.

Finding the remains of a mooring buoy still tied to the bow of the vessel the crew where satisfied that this had simply come loose and slipped away from it’s mooring.

Knowing that the vessel is from local moorings and with the damage sustained to the casualty vessels cabin, the lifeboat crew requested a Coastguard unit to attend the Hayling Ferry pontoon to meet them and also inspect the walkway to ensure it was safe after any possible impact.

The lifeboat battled into wide and tide with cabin cruiser under tow, to Langstone Harbour where the vessel was put alongside with the Coastguard unit who will follow-up and inform the owner.

Satisfied that the vessel was alongside the lifeboat returned to station shortly before 10:30am.
 

Portsmouth-RNLI-lifeboat-launched-to-reports-of-a-drifting-vessel

Byline: RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat launched this morning (Saturday 21st November – 09:24) to reports of a vessel drifting out of the harbour.
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With a fast outgoing tide and a strong force 6 breeze (25-31 mph) the lifeboat, Norma T, launched quickly to investigate the vessel, which was now over a mile out from the harbour entrance.

Arriving on scene to find a heavily damaged 25ft cabin cruiser, the volunteer crew boarded to check for signs of recent occupation and confirm that no one was still on board or likely to be missing.

Finding the remains of a mooring buoy still tied to the bow of the vessel the crew where satisfied that this had simply come loose and slipped away from it’s mooring.

Knowing that the vessel is from local moorings and with the damage sustained to the casualty vessels cabin, the lifeboat crew requested a Coastguard unit to attend the Hayling Ferry pontoon to meet them and also inspect the walkway to ensure it was safe after any possible impact.

The lifeboat battled into wide and tide with cabin cruiser under tow, to Langstone Harbour where the vessel was put alongside with the Coastguard unit who will follow-up and inform the owner.

Satisfied that the vessel was alongside the lifeboat returned to station shortly before 10:30am.
 

Local-businesses-donate-flagpole-for-Rhyl-Lifeboat-disaster-memorial

Byline: Some members of Rhyl lifeboat crew had provided a memorial on Rhyl promenade to commemorate the crew members lost when Rhyl lifeboat capsized on service in 1853.
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This disaster prompted the fledgling RNLI to provide a permanent station at Rhyl in 1854. The memorial has been in place for a couple of years, mainly due to the efforts of former coxswain Peter Robinson, his wife Jan, son Callum, and other crew members at Rhyl.

Peter and Callum thought it would be a good idea to also have a flagpole on the site, to mark special occasions in the calendar with the appropriate flag. A local company had a flagpole lying around, and this was donated to Peter. Another local contractor, Tom Ellis (who can be seen nearly every day clearing the promenade of blown sand drifts), kindly agreed to provide a solid base for the pole, and this was duly erected approximately two weeks before the remembrance Sunday in November 2015. Jan Robinson also tidied up the garden surrounding the memorial with Callum.

After this excellent effort, the RNLI flag was able to fly proudly over the memorial for Remembrance day. The memorial and flagpole now stand testament to the lifeboat crew members who sadly gave their lives trying to save other sailors.  

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says ” We are very Grateful to Peter, Jan and Callum for their hard work to get this memorial completed”.

Photographs taken by Callum Robinson, crew member, Rhyl lifeboat crew.

Local-businesses-donate-flagpole-for-Rhyl-Lifeboat-disaster-memorial

Byline: Some members of Rhyl lifeboat crew had provided a memorial on Rhyl promenade to commemorate the crew members lost when Rhyl lifeboat capsized on service in 1853.
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This disaster prompted the fledgling RNLI to provide a permanent station at Rhyl in 1854. The memorial has been in place for a couple of years, mainly due to the efforts of former coxswain Peter Robinson, his wife Jan, son Callum, and other crew members at Rhyl.

Peter and Callum thought it would be a good idea to also have a flagpole on the site, to mark special occasions in the calendar with the appropriate flag. A local company had a flagpole lying around, and this was donated to Peter. Another local contractor, Tom Ellis (who can be seen nearly every day clearing the promenade of blown sand drifts), kindly agreed to provide a solid base for the pole, and this was duly erected approximately two weeks before the remembrance Sunday in November 2015. Jan Robinson also tidied up the garden surrounding the memorial with Callum.

After this excellent effort, the RNLI flag was able to fly proudly over the memorial for Remembrance day. The memorial and flagpole now stand testament to the lifeboat crew members who sadly gave their lives trying to save other sailors.  

Martin Jones, Rhyl Coxswain says ” We are very Grateful to Peter, Jan and Callum for their hard work to get this memorial completed”.

Photographs taken by Callum Robinson, crew member, Rhyl lifeboat crew.

Royal-National-Lifeboat-Institution-takes-part-in-The-Lord-Mayors-Show

Byline: RNLI London lifeboat crew and beach lifeguards from Kent marched through the streets of London alongside the charity’s Shannon class lifeboat on Saturday 14 November, in the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Show.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) newest all-weather Shannon class lifeboat lead volunteers through the capital amongst the 155 floats which took part in the traditional procession held on Saturday 14 November.

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Teddington, Chiswick, Tower and Gravesend paraded through the capital alongside the charity’s lifeguards and fundraisers to raise awareness of the RNLI’s London lifeboats, which operate a 24/7 search and rescue service on the River Thames.

Cub Llewelyn-Davies, Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI in Central London, said: ‘Despite the wet weather, the procession was a great success and it was fantastic to be part of such a spectacular event in the heart of London, where two of our busiest lifeboat stations – Chiswick and Tower – operate.’

City goers watched in awe as the RNLI’s state of the art Shannon class lifeboat passed through the streets of the City of London during the procession.

Earlier in the day, E class lifeboats from Tower and Chiswick escorted the new Lord Mayor along the River Thames as he travelled downstream towards Mansion House in QRB Gloriana during the river pageant.

RNLI lifeguards from Kent swapped their usual surroundings of sun sand and sea for the day as they marched through London in their iconic red and yellow uniforms while handing out vital safety information to the gathering crowds.

Last year, London lifeboat crews from Teddington, Chiswick and Tower rescued a total of 231 people, which is enough to fill around two-and-a-half of the capital’s iconic double-decker buses – and they saved 27 lives on the River Thames.

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Notes to editors

The Shannon class lifeboat, propelled by water jets, is designed to serve the coast and is currently on service at Dungeness, Exmouth, Lowestoft and Ilfracombe.

The RNLI’s E class lifeboat is the fastest in the fleet and is on station at Tower and Chiswick. The boat is specifically designed to meet the demands of the River Thames with its fast running tide, powerful debris and heavy traffic. The E class is kept afloat for quick response.

In 2014, Tower RNLI (located next to Waterloo Bridge) lifeboat crew had their busiest ever year having launched 543 times, rescued 104 people and saved 16 lives on the River Thames.

Chiswick RNLI (the second busiest of the charity’s 237 lifeboat stations) launched 219 times, rescued 116 people and saved 11 lives in 2014.

Teddington RNLI (further west along the River Thames) launched 69 times in 2014 and rescued 11 people.

There are over 220 UK and Channel Island beaches patrolled by over 1,100 RNLI lifeguards.

The Shannon class lifeboat taking part in the parade is a relief boat stationed at the RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset.

Facebook: facebook/LondonLifeboats
Twitter: @LondonLifeboats

Our national campaign ‘Mayday’ will be launching in London on Tuesday 26 April 2016 and we are looking for volunteers to help us collect all over the capital. If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact volunteering@rnli.org.uk or sign up here for your spot.

RNLI media contacts
• James Oxley, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / Sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Royal-National-Lifeboat-Institution-takes-part-in-The-Lord-Mayors-Show

Byline: RNLI London lifeboat crew and beach lifeguards from Kent marched through the streets of London alongside the charity’s Shannon class lifeboat on Saturday 14 November, in the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Show.
Page Content:

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) newest all-weather Shannon class lifeboat lead volunteers through the capital amongst the 155 floats which took part in the traditional procession held on Saturday 14 November.

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Teddington, Chiswick, Tower and Gravesend paraded through the capital alongside the charity’s lifeguards and fundraisers to raise awareness of the RNLI’s London lifeboats, which operate a 24/7 search and rescue service on the River Thames.

Cub Llewelyn-Davies, Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI in Central London, said: ‘Despite the wet weather, the procession was a great success and it was fantastic to be part of such a spectacular event in the heart of London, where two of our busiest lifeboat stations – Chiswick and Tower – operate.’

City goers watched in awe as the RNLI’s state of the art Shannon class lifeboat passed through the streets of the City of London during the procession.

Earlier in the day, E class lifeboats from Tower and Chiswick escorted the new Lord Mayor along the River Thames as he travelled downstream towards Mansion House in QRB Gloriana during the river pageant.

RNLI lifeguards from Kent swapped their usual surroundings of sun sand and sea for the day as they marched through London in their iconic red and yellow uniforms while handing out vital safety information to the gathering crowds.

Last year, London lifeboat crews from Teddington, Chiswick and Tower rescued a total of 231 people, which is enough to fill around two-and-a-half of the capital’s iconic double-decker buses – and they saved 27 lives on the River Thames.

ENDS

Notes to editors

The Shannon class lifeboat, propelled by water jets, is designed to serve the coast and is currently on service at Dungeness, Exmouth, Lowestoft and Ilfracombe.

The RNLI’s E class lifeboat is the fastest in the fleet and is on station at Tower and Chiswick. The boat is specifically designed to meet the demands of the River Thames with its fast running tide, powerful debris and heavy traffic. The E class is kept afloat for quick response.

In 2014, Tower RNLI (located next to Waterloo Bridge) lifeboat crew had their busiest ever year having launched 543 times, rescued 104 people and saved 16 lives on the River Thames.

Chiswick RNLI (the second busiest of the charity’s 237 lifeboat stations) launched 219 times, rescued 116 people and saved 11 lives in 2014.

Teddington RNLI (further west along the River Thames) launched 69 times in 2014 and rescued 11 people.

There are over 220 UK and Channel Island beaches patrolled by over 1,100 RNLI lifeguards.

The Shannon class lifeboat taking part in the parade is a relief boat stationed at the RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset.

Facebook: facebook/LondonLifeboats
Twitter: @LondonLifeboats

Our national campaign ‘Mayday’ will be launching in London on Tuesday 26 April 2016 and we are looking for volunteers to help us collect all over the capital. If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact volunteering@rnli.org.uk or sign up here for your spot.

RNLI media contacts
• James Oxley, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / Sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789