Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw
The station's flag is flying at half mast, upon hearing of the passing of David Shillaw, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI events and fundraising group.
'David organised or was involved in many of our most successful fundraising events and campaigns including our 50th Anniversary events, Nessa Pushes The Boat Out for the RNLI, Porthcawl Food and Fashion Festival, RescueFest, the annual dinner at the Hi-Tide to name just a few.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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