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Penlee History book  'Service not Self' wins top award

Winner of a Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Award 2018

11/07/2018
 

 

Kernowkrew deliver their fundraising cheque to Penlee

A huge cheque presentation to Penlee!

05/07/2018
 

 

Moritz is Penlee mad!

One of Penlee’s youngest long distance supporters

17/05/2018
 

 

Kernowkrew complete the London Marathon

Carly & Louisa’s complete the hottest ever London Marathon!

22/04/2018
 

 

Penlee crewman celebrates 30 years service

Richard 'Nabo' Nicholls celebrates in 30 year of service

03/04/2018
 

 

Kernowkrew raising funds for the London Marathon

Carly & Louisa’s fundraising auction at the Pirates Rugby Club

01/04/2018
 

 

A huge 'Thank you' from Belgian fisherman Jan Savels

Jan Savels who is currently recuperating at home after breaking his ankle in three places

31/03/2018
 

 

2 years of fundraising for Penlee Lifeboat Station

St Aubyn Estates and The Godolphin Arms at Marazion raised £5,200

23/03/2018
         
                                                                                                                                          

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11/07/18    top of page
Penlee History book  'Service not Self' wins top award
           

We are very proud to announce that the Penlee Lifeboat History Book ‘Service Not Self’ written by Rachael Campey won the Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Award 2018 in the Marine, Industrial Heritage and Environment category.

There was some tough opposition in this category with a number of outstanding books and authors, but the Penlee book, beautifully crafted by Rachael, shone through. Rachael is an award-winning journalist and editor based near York. She has edited three regional newspapers and was deputy news editor on The Times. She is now a freelance writer.

Rachael comes from a seafaring family, her grandfather was a master mariner who ran away to sea at 14 from Padstow. She loves Cornwall and maintains a close bond with Mousehole and RNLI Penlee.‘Service Not Self’ took three years to research and write, a true labour of love.

The book is a wonderful tribute to our current crews and to all those who have bravely gone before.

Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and attention to detail Rachael, and for giving us such an amazing station history book.

 

 

05/07/18    top of page
Kernowkrew deliver their fundraising cheque to Penlee
           

On the 5th July we welcomed these three amazing local girls to the lifeboat station at Newlyn. Sisters, Louisa Nowell & Carly Byrne, and best friend, Katrina Tonkin have spent the last few months tirelessly fundraising for our lifeboat.

Louisa & Carly ran in this year’s London Marathon - Katrina was injured so couldn’t run but she supported her friends every step of the way with their training, fundraising and by stewarding the marathon on the day. Quiz nights, raffles, auctions and rugby match collections raised a staggering £6,458.79 which was presented to Coxswain Patch Harvey onboard the all-weather lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’.

Louisa, Carly and Katrina would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraising efforts, the local businesses and people who willingly donated some fantastic prizes, to their loyal family, friends and supporters who attended every event and donated so generously.

We are all immensely proud of our very own KernowKrew, well done girls you did us and the RNLI proud!

 

 

17/05/18    top of page
Moritz is Penlee mad!

Say hello to one of Penlee’s youngest long distance followers, Moritz Peya from Germany.

As you can see Moritz is RNLI mad - in particular RNLI Penlee!

Despite offers of exotic destinations around the world Moritz insists that his family holiday every year in Mousehole so that he can visit Patch and the Ivan Ellen.This year Moritz will be bringing his framed Ivan Ellen jigsaw for display in our new station.

We look forward to meeting you soon Moritz.

 

 

22/04/18    top of page
Kernowkrew complete the London Marathon
           

Super proud of Louisa Nowell & Carly Byrne, two amazing Cornish maids who braved the hottest ever London Marathon in aid of Penlee Lifeboat.

 

In sweltering temperatures they completed the route in 4 hours 36 minutes and 44 seconds! 

A fantastic achievement.

 

Over the last 6 months the girls trained really hard, and worked tirelessly to reach their fundraising target for RNLI Penlee.

 

Well done to you both, now it’s time to celebrate!

 

 

03/04/18    top of page
Penlee crewman celebrates 30 years service
           

 

We are thrilled to announce that one of our longest serving crew members at Penlee, Rich ‘Nabo’ Nicholls has completed 30 years of service with the RNLI.  

He will now be presented with a 30 year service bar to be added to his Crew Long Service Badge. A Mousehole boy, Rich joined RNLI Penlee in 1987, following in the footsteps of his Dad, Leslie ‘Nabo’ Nicholls, and those he looked up to; ‘Whackers’ (Coxswain Trevelyan Richards) and all the Penlee Lifeboat crew. He has served under four coxswains, Kenny Thomas, Edwin Madron, Neil Brockman and Patch Harvey, on two lifeboats, the Arun class ‘Mabel Alice’ and the Severn class 'Ivan Ellen'.

Rich was Second Mechanic for 5 years and still stands in as Emergency Mechanic when required. His first shout was to the medical evacuation of an injured crewman from the fishing boat ‘Britannia’ - the shout that stands out most in Rich’s memory is to the fishing boat ‘Sabre’ from Newlyn, he knew all the crew and sadly one was lost. 

Congratulations and well done from us all Nabo - a great achievement!

 

 

01/04/18    top of page
Kernowkrew raising funds for the London Marathon

What a night! Huge thanks to everyone who supported Carly & Louisa’s fundraising auction at the Pirates Rugby Club last night. The clubhouse was full to capacity with a large crowd of very generous people - bidding was fast, furious and at times very competitive! Jack’s rugby boots eventually sold for £420! It was a fantastic evening much enjoyed by all.

With the help of the amazing Kelda Snell, the auctioneer, Nick George, and Barclays Bank, who generously donated £1,200, the KernowKrew and their team have raised £3,143 for RNLI Penlee. This will be added to their London Marathon fundraising pot. 

If you would like to make a donation please follow the link -
www.justgiving.com/teams/Kernowkrewrnli

           

 

 

31/03/18    top of page
A huge 'Thank you' from Belgian fisherman Jan Savels

A big thumbs up for the crew of the Penlee Lifeboat from Belgian fisherman, Jan Savels, who is currently recuperating at home after breaking his ankle in three places.

 

The crew of the Ivan Ellen lifeboat evacuated Jan from the Belgian trawler Z-53 Van Eyck a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday we received this update ‘Good afternoon Penlee crew, today on check doctors very optimistic, everything goes according to plan, thanks again. 

 

Jan Z53 Van Eyck greetings from Belgium. Jan & Viviane’. It’s always nice to hear from those we have rescued, and it’s good to hear that things are progressing well.

 

Thanks for taking the time to make contact Jan & Viviane.

 

 

23/03/18    top of page
2 years of fundraising for Penlee Lifeboat Station

Over the past two years our fundraising partnership with St Aubyn Estates and The Godolphin Arms at Marazion has raised a staggering £5,200 for Penlee Lifeboat Station.

It’s been a fantastic two years with lots of amazing fundraising events - RNLI Fish Suppers, Saturday Gang Coffee Mornings, Around The Mount Swim, RNLI Book launch & signing, and the return of the Penlee Lifeboat Day on the Mount. We’ve all enjoyed the hospitality friendship, and generosity of the Godolphin Arms team who threw themselves into each and every fundraising event. A big thank you to each and every one of you...

Good luck with your next two years of charity fundraising.