Porthcawl RNLI Fashion and Food Festival

Lifeboats News Release

Plans are well under way to celebrate Porthcawl RNLI’s Fashion and Food Festival with several events scheduled between the 3 and 15 September.

Atlantic on exercise off Porthcawl


Atlantic 85 on exercise

Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI fundraising, David Shillaw, said, ‘We are looking forward to repeating the success of last years event and are grateful to all the local businesses who are supporting us in so many ways’.

As part of the Festival the fifth Porthcawl RNLI Charity Walk will take place on Sunday 8 Sept starting at 11:00am from the lifeboat shop. With a choice of three routes each to suit individual abilities the event has proved popular in the past with families, groups of friends etc all enjoying a walk along the seafront and further.

On the 13 Sept the Gala Dinner and Fashion Show will be held at the Grand Pavilion. The evening will include entertainment by Welsh International soprano Rebecca Evans.

Finally on Sunday 15 September at the Grand Pavilion there will be a concert of ‘Magical Music from the Shows’, performed by a full symphony orchestra and singers. The evening will be introduced by Steve Spiers who plays ‘Big Al’ in the comedy Stella.

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