RNLI’s Water Safety warning during lockdown

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone able to access the coast under government guidance to stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks that may put extra pressure on emergency services. As the UK and Ireland enter new nationwide lockdowns our volunteer lifeboat crews remain on-call 24/7 ready to drop everything to save lives at sea. But […]

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Christmas Messages

  #2020 has been tough for everyone. Our volunteers have have been extremely busy all year. In fact 2020 looks like it’s going to be our second-busiest year in our 218-year history. So we’d like to share the messages of appreciation we’ve received. Including one big surprise 👱🔟 Clues in the emojis 😜 🚒⚽️👨‍💼📻🚓⛅️👨‍💼📻⚽️📺🔟  

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RNLI Redcar’s Christmas Fundraiser

We urge you to support our charity this Christmas. Perhaps you’ve decided not to send cards this year and would like to make a donation to a worthwhile cause instead? Christmas 2020 will be different for us all due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place. What isn’t restricted is our willingness to leave our families and leap to the […]

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Redcar RNLI’s most decorated helm steps down

Redcar RNLI’s most decorated helmsman has hung up his lifejacket for the last time. 50-year-old Mark Reeves joined the lifeboat crew at the age of 17, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a helmsman of both inshore lifeboats at Redcar. During his time, he was involved in a number of rescues which earned Mark and his fellow crew […]

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Redcar Lifeboat Day goes virtual

The 2020 Lifeboat Day will be very different to any the 218-year-old Redcar lifeboat station has held before. While some COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, face-to-face fundraising planned for Saturday 17 July won’t be going ahead as normal. So instead the Redcar volunteers are taking to social media to boost their funds. Dave Cocks, spokesman for Redcar RNLI, explains: ‘Lifeboat […]

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Fisherman dies after being swept into the sea

A fisherman has died after he was swept into the sea near Redcar. The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 4.46pm on Sunday 7 June 2020 after UK Coastguard received reports that a fisherman had been washed into the sea at the South Gare lighthouse near Redcar. While the lifeboat was proceeding other members of the lifeboat crew drove to […]

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Help us make the next rescue

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet we have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. We still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch our lifeboats. And the lifeboat station and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired. With your […]

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