Porthcawl RNLI's RescueFest event returns on 28 July

Lifeboats News Release

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers are busy putting the final plans in place for their #RescueFest2019 event.


Porthcawl and The Mumbles Lifeboats at RescueFest

Now in its second year RescueFest2019 is organised by the busiest RNLI lifeboat station in Wales during 2018, Porthcawl RNLI. RescueFest2019 takes place around the Harbour Quarter area and main promenade of Porthcawl and will feature action packed demonstrations and displays by both of Porthcawl's Inshore Lifeboats as well as The Mumbles All Weather Lifeboat.

There will be opportunities to look around equipment and displays from all the main emergency services and other organisations. During the day South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will conduct two vehicle extrication demonstrations.

Plus there will also be craft stalls, face painting, RIB blasts (boat rides), newfoundland dog display, a punch and judy show and music from RAF St Athan Volunteer Band, Saxes 4 You and Maesteg Ukelele Club. It promises to be a great day with lots of fun for all the family!

Funds raised during the day will go towards saving lives at sea.

For more information visit: www.porthcawl-lifeboat.co.uk or search: #RescueFest2019

RNLI/Steve Jones

Porthcawl and The Mumbles Lifeboats at RescueFest

RNLI/Chris Page

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service at RescueFest

RNLI/Chris Page

Welsh Ambulance Service at RescueFest

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