Redcar RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

The volunteers at Redcar RNLI welcomed their new inshore lifeboat on Saturday 7 May 2016.  The naming ceremony was held in the charity’s lifeboat station when volunteer crew and their families were joined by join RNLI supporters and colleagues from neighbouring lifeboat stations to celebrate the arrival of the new lifeboat and to formally accept the vessel into their care. The D […]

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RNLI volunteers tackle 110 mile ultra-marathon

Two RNLI volunteer helmsmen from opposite sides of the country are swapping their lifejackets for running vests to tackle a gruelling 110-mile run to raise funds for the charity. Dave Scott and Dave Barker are taking part in the Hardmoors 110 ultra-marathon over the last weekend of April. The epic race will start in Filey, North Yorkshire at 8am on […]

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Rescue – Saturday 2 April 2016

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked just after 9.30pm on Saturday 2 April 2016 when Cleveland Police requested assistance with an incident involving a man on the wrong side of the railings on Saltburn pier. The lifeboat stood by until a police negotiator persuaded the man to move away from danger.

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Redcar RNLI’s newest helmsmen

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat station received not one, but two early Christmas presents in the shape of newly qualified helmsmen. After months of dedicated hard work Cameron Bond has been passed-out as the station’s newest Atlantic 85 helmsman, while Ben Howard, who only joined the RNLI three years ago, has qualified as a helmsman of the smaller IB1 class lifeboat. […]

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Webcam problems

***UPDATE*** Our webcam is fixed again (for now at least!)   You may notice our webcam image doesn’t always update? Unfortunately it’s being caused by a problem outside our control. Bear with us and hopefully it’ll be sorted soon…

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2015 Slideshow

A few years ago, we started producing an annual slideshow of pictures taken at Redcar RNLI over the previous 12 months. We published our 2015 show a couple of days ago, but now we have the director’s cut! Same images, different style. We hope you like it! Click here for our 2015 director’s cut (opens to Youtube)…

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Redcar RNLI to star in popular childrens’ TV show

A popular childrens’ television programme visited the Redcar lifeboat station to record the work of the RNLI volunteers there. Milkshake! presenter Amy Thompson visited the lifeboat station and met volunteer crew member Dan Birkbeck to learn about the charity’s work in the town. As well as seeing the lifeboats in action, Amy was shown the kit the crew wear when […]

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A web of success

We try to reach our supporters in many ways – on the web, and by using Facebook and Twitter so that as many people as possible can see the work of the RNLI volunteers who leave everything behind when the call comes to help someone in difficulties on or in the sea. Our website was one of the first to […]

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Life-long supporter of Redcar lifeboats passes away

Vera Robinson MBE, one of the RNLI’s oldest fundraisers, has passed away at the age of 101. Vera had been raising funds for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since the age of 16. She was president of the Redcar Lifeboat Ladies Guild, and attended the ladies guild annual general meeting in May this year. She began collecting funds for the […]

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Lifeboat Day nets £3000

Redcar’s annual lifeboat day has netted over £3,000 for the town’s RNLI volunteers. Centrepiece during the day was the unusual sight of both the Redcar RNLI lifeboats being on show in the main High Street, where members of the public were able to see the craft up-close and chat to the crew about their lifesaving work. Ian Readman, Chairman of […]

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