Porthcawl volunteer helm Aileen Jones on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘We’ve got loads of female crew in Porthcawl and there’s more joining us’

Episode 7 – Porthcawl Pioneer: Aileen Jones

Keeping up with Jones – from winning the respect of an all-male crew to winning an MBE: a Porthcawl volunteer shares her story.

RNLI Porthcawl’s first female Helm – Aileen Jones – takes us back to 24 August 2004, and the day she helped to save two lives. The rescue resulted in Aileen becoming the charity’s first female crew member to be awarded an RNLI Gallantry Medal. What advice would she give to aspiring lifesavers?