Rest Bay Lifeguard Club

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24 Rhodfa Mes,
Bridgend,
CF31 5BF

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1041392

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A charity that exists to provide users of Rest Bay with a first class beach lifesaving service.

For the 2020 summer season and with beaches likely to be busier than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rest Bay Lifeguard club will be actively providing out of hour patrols (outside of RNLI lifeguard hours of operations). The club will also be supporting RNLI lifeguard patrols using club powered rescue craft during key periods.

In a normal year our charity provides its members with training opportunities, lifesaving equipment and supports members that wish to compete in surf lifesaving sport. The club currently owns over £40,000 of rescue equipment which is run and maintained using grants, donations and the clubs own reserves.

We teach our youth and senior members the skills needed in order to sit surf lifesaving awards and allow them to patrol the beach as volunteer beach lifeguards.

We currently have over 200 members aged from 7 upwards. Beach safety education is an essential part of our preventative work and all members are taught about beach and water safety. We also teach hundreds of school children and local organisations about beach and water safety each year.

In 1997 a new lifeguard station was opened at Rest Bay which is our base for all beach operations. The club was responsible for fundraising a large proportion of the monies required to build this facility.

During the summer months our members provide volunteer patrols on Rest Bay beach and support to the full time RNLI lifeguards that operate under contract to the local authority. The club operates an Inshore Rescue Boat, Rescue Water Craft, ATV, surf rescue boards etc. and supports beach patrols with our equipment. All this lifesaving equipment is run and maintained using donations and grant funding.

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