Photo left to right: Claire Young-Jamieson, volunteer crew member William Allen, Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston, High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson, Falmouth RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Nick Lewis and volunteer shore crew member Ian Bailey.

High Sheriff of Cornwall visits Falmouth Lifeboat Station

We welcomed Paul Young-Jamieson, High Sheriff of Cornwall and his wife Claire to Falmouth Lifeboat Station yesterday (Wednesday 6 March) as part of his wish to visit all the Cornwall lifeboat stations to thank the volunteer crews and present a cheque to each station before his term of offices ends on 24 March. The High Sheriff’s chosen charity during his term of office has been the RNLI and in particular the Cornwall lifeboats.

During his visit, the High Sheriff and his wife witnessed the launch on exercise of the station’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Eve Pank before being shown around the Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott by volunteer shore crew member and boat guide Ian Bailey.

After the tour the High Sheriff presented a cheque to Falmouth Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston.

Cheque for £720 being presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart with members of Killiow Golf Club on board the Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Golf Club members support Falmouth RNLI

Members of Killiow Golf Club’s Senior Section visited Falmouth Lifeboat Station last Tuesday (5 February) and before being given a guided tour of the lifeboats, donated a cheque for £720.

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Henry Metcalfe, Restronguet Sailing Club Commodore with Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Sailing race raises money for Falmouth RNLI

Restronguet Sailing Club recently handed over a cheque for £80 to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston at Falmouth Lifeboat Station. The money was raised from club members taking part in the Club’s annual Christmas Pudding Race held in December.

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Falmouth RNLI crew rescue kayaker from the Carrick Roads

On Sunday 27 January, both RNLI Lifeboats were tasked to search for a kayaker following a personal distress beacon signal received.

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Paul Wickes, Chair of the recently formed South West Cornwall Events Group with members of Falmouth Lifeboat Crew on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Newly formed events group set to boost RNLI funds

The South West Cornwall Events Group has only been established for a matter of months but has already raised in excess of £3,000 for the charity. The new group is part of the RNLI’s commitment to create 200 new fundraising groups across the UK and Ireland by 2020 to complement the existing branch and guild structure.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteers at sea in force 9 conditions to grounded cargo ship

Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott was launched to a grounded 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship which ran aground off Gllyngvase beach on the morning of Tuesday 18 December.

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Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston with Nigel Hodge (left) and Andy Howell (right)

Fishing competition lands Falmouth RNLI a £300 catch

The proceeds from a fishing competition were recently handed over to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston by local charter boat skippers Andy Howell and Nigel Hodge at Falmouth Lifeboat Station.

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Two shouts for Falmouth’s Inshore Lifeboat and Crew

On Friday 26 October, the RNLI Falmouth inshore lifeboat Eve Pank was requested to launch to assist near Falmouth’s beaches.

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Penryn Town Mayor visits Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station to present a cheque

Falmouth volunteer lifeboat crew members welcomed Penryn Town Mayor Mrs Shelley Peters when she visited to the station recently to present a cheque for £200.

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Falmouth RNLI crew have a busy start to August

The first weekend in August was a busy one for Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew. The 80th launch for the lifeboats came on Sunday, with 7 shouts in August thus far.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews assist stranded schooner

Both Falmouth lifeboats were launched on Friday evening (13 July) following a report that a 28 metre gaff rigged wooden vessel had gone aground at Turnaware Point following a mechanical failure.

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Falmouth RNLI crew called out to assist injured person on yacht

On Saturday 30 June, Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and crew were requested to launch to a yacht.

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Shanty group’s donation closes Falmouth RNLI Appeal

Local shanty group Falmouth Shout presented a cheque for £1000 to the appeal during a recent appearance at the Pennycomequick public house. This donation marked the official closure of the Falmouth RNLI Appeal which exceeded its original target of £100,000 with a final total of £130,000.

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Falmouth Lifeboat Station visits

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