5 November 2015 - Bake off donation to RNLI in recognition of Borth lifeguards' heroic rescue.
Staff at the Museums and Archives Division of the Welsh Assembly Government held a bake off and donated funds to thank the RNLI Lifeguards and local HM Coastguard team for helping a man who experienced a seizure on the cliffs near Borth.
The bake off raised a total of £132 and the winner of the event, Sarah Horton, was given the privilege of choosing their favourite charity to donate the winnings to.
Sarah chose the RNLI in Borth in recognition of the fantastic work done by two of the charity's lifeguards in helping a family member who had suffered a seizure on the cliffs by the Borth War Memorial monument in July.
The local HM Coastguard team was called out to assist the casualty and two RNLI lifeguards, Gareth Lathwood and Jack Rees, also responded, bringing a first aid kit. The two RNLI lifeguards administered oxygen until the casualty was able to be airlifted by helicopter to Bronglais Hospital.
Sarah reported that the family member is now recovering well.
Pictured are Phil Davies, of the Borth HM Coastguard team, who attended the incident in July, Sarah Horton making the donation and Ron Davies, Borth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager.
27 October 2015 - Borth RNLI thanks Boulders Cafe for their fundraising effort.
Borth RNLI lifeboat station presented a certificate of thanks to Jayne Evans, the proprietor of the Boulders Restaurant in Borth.
Jayne and her colleagues hosted Bingo Nights every Tuesday throughout the summer and raised over £2,000 at these events. In addition the Restaurant also sells second hand books in aid of the RNLI and during the period of time that the lifeboat station was being refurbished the restaurant sold over £700 worth of the RNLI Shop merchandise whilst the RNLI Shop was closed.
The Boulders Bingo nights will resume next March.
Pictured is Jayne Evans receiving her certificate of thanks from Pauline Bentley of the Borth RNLI Fundraising Committee.
26 May 2013 - Come and visit us Open Day.
The lifeboat station held a Come and visit us Open Day on Sunday 26 May from 11 am until 3pm. Crew members were on hand to answer questions.
The kids (and adults) completed a question sheet with information about the lifeboat and the station.
There were games and colouring in for the kids.
We also had refreshments donated by crew and committee members.
There was a rescue demonstration at 1 pm, where one of the crew, Daisy, went out to sea in a Kayak and she was rescued after she deliberately capsized.
16 December 2012 - Presentation of funds from April Jones fundraisers.
Fundraisers in Mid-Wales raised money to support the teams that helped in the search for April Jones. On Sunday 16 December they gave £500 to the RNLI.
In November several fundraising events were held in Machynlleth, Mid-Wales, to raise funds to thank the volunteer search organisations that provided support in the search for 5 year old April Jones who went missing in October.
The fundraising organisers Helena Smith, Karen Evans, Liz Humphreys, Tracy Evans, Holly Philpot and Emma Smith are all close friends of the Jones family and they wanted to recognise the RNLI volunteers for their contribution to the search.
The RNLI lifeboats from Aberdovey and Borth spent 87 hours assisting with the search operation, so the fundraisers decided to thank them by making a donation of £500 from the funds that they had raised.
Helena, Karen, Liz and Tracy went to Borth lifeboat station on Sunday 16 December to make the presentation to the RNLI volunteer crew.
18 September 2012 - Local communities donate £2,126.75 in Borth RNLI Flag Week.
Thanks to the generous support of the local communities and visitors Borth RNLI Flag Week collected a total of £2,126.75 to support the lifesaving work of the RNLI.
Volunteer collectors and the Ladies of Borth RNLI fundraising guild collected door to door in Borth and Ynyslas, Glanwern, Glan Lerry Caravan Park, Dolybont, Llandre, Bow Street, Penrhyncoch, Clarach, Dole and Talybont.
The Borth volunteer lifeboat Crew collected from Glan y Mor, Swn y Mor, Brynrodyn, Brynowen and Clarach Bay Caravan Parks and many of the Public Houses in the area.
Ron Davies, the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Borth lifeboat station, said "Despite the economic situation, the amount collected from Borth and the surrounding villages is similar to previous years." He added "I think it is fantastic that a small community donates so much money during Flag Week to support the RNLI".
16 August 2012 - Presentation of funds from Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club RNLI Open 2012.
Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club Captain Peter Basnett, with Ladies Captain Lindy Hughes handing over a cheque for £1,188.50 to Mr Paul Frost, President of Borth Lifeboat Committee and Members of the Borth Lifeboat Crew. This money was raised at the annual Open Golf Competition, which has been held at Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club for over 20 years, raising money for the RNLI Station at Borth.
Peter Basnett said "This is a special day for the Golf Club as we welcome players returning each year, showing their loyalty to the Club and the RNLI. Over 160 Competitors entered the Competition on 28 July this year. Local members were joined by players from many parts of Wales, Oxfordshire, Kent and Gloucester with the majority travelling from the Wolverhampton area and Leominster. The weather was kind and the best score, winning the RNLI Silver Salver, was Jake Hemmings with 42 points from the Borth and Ynyslas Club."
22 July 2012 - Mared Pugh-Evans was crowned as Borth RNLI, Lifeboat Queen for 2012.
On Sunday 22 July Mared Pugh-Evans was crowned as Borth RNLI, Lifeboat Queen for 2012.
The RNLI Lifeboat Queen, Mared, will parade on the lifeboat with her two attendants, Simone Borrington and Lisa Evans, during the annual Borth Carnival on 3 August.
During the Crowning music was provided by the Aberystwyth Silver Band (pictured behind the lifeboat).
The Borth Carnival is an event which raises money to support local charities in the surrounding area. The carnival committee regularly make donations to support the work of the RNLI in Borth.
Later this year Mared will be travelling to Thailand to perform in a Harp festival, where she will be playing a Harp solo during an open concert. Mared has strong links to the RNLI in Borth, her elder brother, Rhys, is one of the volunteer lifeboat crew, and her father was previously a volunteer crew member.
Western Mail helping to raise funds for the RNLI
So far three companies have supported this campaign; Natwest, New Directions Education and Panasonic UK Ltd, as well as the Western Mail themselves. Thanks for your support.
18 September 2011 - Borth Rowing Club raised £1,121.00 for the RNLI by competing in an open sea rowing race
On Sunday morning Borth Rowing Club members presented a cheque for £1,121.00 to the RNLI in Borth.
In June Borth Rowing Club sent two teams to participate in the annual Ocean to City open sea rowing race in Cork, Republic of Ireland. The race is 17 and a half miles, which took almost three and a half hours of hard rowing.
The club members decided to support the RNLI as one of its members, Pip Nicholas, had recently completed her lifeboat crew training. The Club's aim was to raise £805 to cover the cost of her RNLI survival clothing, lifejacket and helmet. Thanks to the generosity of those that sponsored them, the club beat the target and managed to raise £1,121.00.
Pictured at the start of the race in Cork are (L-R) Innes Heron, Rachel Chalmers, Pip Nicholas, Dave Reynolds, Martyn Davies, Sarah Reynolds, Tim Pryce, Rob Abel, Kathy Hosker and Rachel Mills.
Pictured making the presentation at Borth lifeboat station are Kath Keirle, Rachel Chalmers, Trish Taylor, Ron Davies (Borth Lifeboat Operations Manager) Dave Reynolds (Borth Rowing Club Chair), Sarah Reynolds, Tim Pryce and Martyn Davies (Borth Rowing Club Captain). In the lifeboat are Borth RNLI Volunteer crew members Derek Nixon, Dylan Davies, Pip Nicholas (wearing her new kit) and Simon Hulse.
One of the rowers, Sarah Reynolds, commented: "It was a really hard race. The fact that we were rowing for Pip's RNLI kit kept me going through the pain and exhaustion of the last hour." Martyn Davies, the Rowing Club Captain added: "It was a great achievement for the club in completing the race and we would like to thank all the sponsors who raised so much money for the RNLI."
4 June 2011 - Borth Rowing Club Raising Funds for RNLI
Please support them by donating online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BorthRowing or see one of the team members.
3 June 2011 - Borth RNLI 'Brew for the Crew' and Raffle
Borth RNLI held a Raffle to raise funds for the RNLI.
The draw took place on Friday 3rd June in the Borth Community Hall along with tea, coffee and cakes, as part of the 'Brew for the Crew' rnli.org.uk/brew. campaign.
Borth branch raised £255.00 as part of this initiative. You can also but 'Lifeboat Tea' from the RNLI Shop, which is open most days. The opening times will be displayed each day in the shop doorway.
17 October 2010 - Borth lifeboat volunteer runs half marathon for RNLI
A Borth lifeboat crew member raised an impressive £200 for the RNLI by running in the 2010 Cardiff Half Marathon in October.
Geraint is a local school teacher and is often seen running around Borth in the evenings and weekends. He had only decided a week before the 2010 Cardiff Half Marathon that he would like to take part, so the race was on to raise funds for his chosen charity, the RNLI.
Geraint completed the race in 1 hour and 58 minutes, a very respectable performance. He was one of 15,000 runners who came to Cardiff Bay on 17 October 2010 for the event.
"It was a great event and I was pleased with my performance."
"The RNLI was my chosen charity as the volunteer lifeboat crews need support so that they can continue to the go to the aid of those in need of help at sea."
Geraint has had three spells with the Borth lifeboat as a volunteer crew member. He first joined Borth's crew in the eighties, rejoined in the nineties and has been with the crew again since 2008. There is still a chance to offer your support to Geraint by donating online at http://www.justgiving.com/GERAINT-EVANSO.
4 April 2010 - Easter Raffle
Supporters of Borth Lifeboat raised over £600 in a raffle for a Giant Easter Egg.
The raffle took place in Danny's Bar, Borth on Easter Sunday.
The Egg weighed 7Kg and I am told the winner shared pieces of the Egg with his extended family.
Thanks to all who helped and those who bought tickets.
24 January 2010 - Thank you to the Friends and Family of the Late Glenys Gratton.
Borth Lifeboat Station wishes to say thank you to the friends and family of the Late Glenys Gratton. Glenys was a good supporter of the RNLI raising money over many years through the local Line-dancing group. The friends and family made donations to the Borth Lifeboat Station in loving memory of Glenys.
22 November 2009 - Cheque presentation by Ann Bryan
Miss Ann Bryan played 500 Hymns over a 7 hour period, raising £2,052.50 in support of Borth and Aberystwyth Lifeboat Stations.
Every year Miss Ann Bryan plays the Organ to raise money for local Charities. This year she chose to support the two local Lifeboat Stations at Borth and Aberystwyth.
The picture shows Ann Bryan sitting on the Tractor at Borth Lifeboat Station and presenting two cheques, each for £1,026.25, to Richard Griffiths (the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Aberystwyth) and Margaret Griffiths (Chair of the Fundraising Committee at Borth). Ron Davies (Lifeboat Operations Manager at Borth) is in the foreground.