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Tina Walker (left) and Ailsa Yates (right) presenting Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston the cheque for £3,000
Helford Passage Regatta’s support for Falmouth RNLI approaches £20,000

The Helford Passage Regatta has supported the charity for the last 12 years and a cheque for £3,000 was presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston by Regatta committee members Tina Walker and Ailsa Yates when they visited the lifeboat station recently.

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Chris Price, Chairman of Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Management Group, opening proceedings
Falmouth RNLI hosts ceremony to officially name new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Robina Nixon Chard

Saturday 7 September saw the official naming ceremony and service of dedication of the new B class lifeboat B-916 Robina Nixon Chard at Falmouth RNLI Station.

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Falmouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist single handed skipper and his gaff yawl

The 34 foot wooden vessel had anchored off St Mawes earlier in the day (Thursday 8 August) after a passage from France. Unfortunately later that evening, the gale force southerly on shore wind caused the gaffer to drag her anchor and she ended up against St Mawes Quay.

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Falmouth RNLI welcomes its new Atlantic 85 lifeboat

Built at the RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat will replace the station’s current Atlantic 75 lifeboat Eve Pank as it reaches the end of her operational life. Introduced into the fleet in 2005, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat is the third generation of B class lifeboat and gradually replacing the Atlantic 75’s on RNLI service.

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Falmouth Lifeboats come to aid of unconscious skipper

On Sunday 30 June, both RNLI lifeboats launched to reports of an unconscious skipper partly in the water near Mylor.

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Coxswain Jon Blakeston presenting Tamsin Mulcahy, crew member and employee of Turn to Starboard, with a certificate of thanks
Falmouth RNLI hosts evening at lifeboat station to thank local crew employers

Falmouth volunteer lifeboat crew invited local businesses to the lifeboat station for an evening to say thank you for their continued support shown to their employees’ involvement with the RNLI.

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Photo left to right: Tamara Brookes (Falmouth Lifeboat crew member), Dave Wickes, Mark Williams (Falmouth Town Clerk), Wayne (Dougie) Rundle, Fred Thomas aka Betty Stogs, June Chappel, Falmouth Town Mayor Grenville Chappel, Paul Wickes, Dave Nicoll (Falmouth RNLI Deputy 2nd Coxswain), lifeboat crew members Andy Edwards and Tamsin Mulcahy, Andy Angove (Falmouth RNLI Deputy Launching Authority) and Falmouth Lifeboat shore crew member Stacie Nicoll.
Town Mayor acknowledges London Marathon runner’s fundraising achievement for Falmouth RNLI

Falmouth Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel presented a framed citation to Paul Wickes MBE, Chair of the RNLI South and West Cornwall Event Group during a reception held in the Mayor’s Chamber recently.

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Photo left to right: Claire Young-Jamieson, volunteer crew member William Allen, Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston, High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson, Falmouth RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Nick Lewis and volunteer shore crew member Ian Bailey.
High Sheriff of Cornwall visits Falmouth Lifeboat Station

We welcomed Paul Young-Jamieson, High Sheriff of Cornwall and his wife Claire to Falmouth Lifeboat Station yesterday (Wednesday 6 March) as part of his wish to visit all the Cornwall lifeboat stations to thank the volunteer crews and present a cheque to each station before his term of offices ends on 24 March. The High Sheriff’s chosen charity during his term of office has been the RNLI and in particular the Cornwall lifeboats.

Cheque for £720 being presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart with members of Killiow Golf Club on board the Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott
Golf Club members support Falmouth RNLI

Members of Killiow Golf Club’s Senior Section visited Falmouth Lifeboat Station last Tuesday (5 February) and before being given a guided tour of the lifeboats, donated a cheque for £720.

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Henry Metcalfe, Restronguet Sailing Club Commodore with Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott
Sailing race raises money for Falmouth RNLI

Restronguet Sailing Club recently handed over a cheque for £80 to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston at Falmouth Lifeboat Station. The money was raised from club members taking part in the Club’s annual Christmas Pudding Race held in December.

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Falmouth RNLI crew rescue kayaker from the Carrick Roads

On Sunday 27 January, both RNLI Lifeboats were tasked to search for a kayaker following a personal distress beacon signal received.

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Paul Wickes, Chair of the recently formed South West Cornwall Events Group with members of Falmouth Lifeboat Crew on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott
Newly formed events group set to boost RNLI funds

The South West Cornwall Events Group has only been established for a matter of months but has already raised in excess of £3,000 for the charity. The new group is part of the RNLI’s commitment to create 200 new fundraising groups across the UK and Ireland by 2020 to complement the existing branch and guild structure.

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