Grant aid for Porthcawl life guards

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

By GEM Staff Reporter

in Emergency Services

Two Porthcawl life guard groups received Government grants this week totalling more than £22,790 to help them carry on their good work.

Water rescue charities around the UK were awarded a total of £913,000 by Maritime Minister John Hayes this week.

It was the third round of funding provided under a five-year, £5 million scheme, announced as part of the 2014 budget statement.

The grants support charities running local lifeboat and rescue services, helping those in danger on and around inland and inshore waterways, including during flooding and other incidents.

The money can be used to buy new lifeboats and other equipment such as lifejackets and safety gear.

The beneficiaries in the Glamorgan area were: Porthcawl Lifeguard Club – £19,780.03; Rest Bay Lifeguard Club – £3,010.00; Rhondda (Cold Knap) Lifeguard Club – £15,990.43; Surf Life Saving Association of Wales – £22,901.34; and the Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association (CAVRA) – £5,065.32.

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