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St Davids RNLI volunteers rescue 16 paddle boarders

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SIXTEEN stand up paddle boarders in danger of being blown out into the Irish Sea were rescued by St Davids RNLI Tamar class lifeboat off Ramsey island on Saturday, July 9.

Tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard at 3:15pm following a report from local vessel Gower Ranger, the visiting group had paddled out from Porthclais harbour earlier in the day but got into difficulty off the south west corner of Ramsey island. 

Also on scene was a local RHIB owned by an off duty volunteer lifeboat crew member who successfully assisted them into a sheltered part of Ramsey island, standing by until St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley arrived.

This was coxswain Will Chant’s first shout at the helm since taking on the permanent role two days before on the 7 July. Once on scene, the crew took all 16 casualties and equipment onboard before returning them to Porthclais harbour where the volunteer crew were assisted by St Davids Coastguard rescue team.

Will Chant, RNLI coxswain for St David’s RNLI lifeboat, says: ‘Fortunately all sixteen casualties were unharmed and in good spirits, and I thank the crew of the Gower Ranger and our off duty crew member Martin Charlton for his assistance. Although the conditions were calm within the shelter of the bay, the strong offshore wind was taking the SUP boards out to sea. 

“Another half an hour and the group would likely have been in serious difficulty. We would urge all SUP boarders to check local weather conditions and tides before setting off to sea, wear a suitable personal flotation device and ensure you have a means of calling for help.’

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Free meals for those struggling in the community

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HASTY BITE will be providing free meals at the St Govan’s Centre in Pembroke Dock between 9:45 and 2pm Monday to Fridays

Manager Carl Williams said: “We have worked with Pembrokeshire Care Society to make this project a reality. We will be, from this week, providing help to 25-30 people a day/ We are providing hot meals including full breakfasts and shepherd’s pie. Its basically warm food to fill people’s bellies.

“Soup, casserole, quiche and scampi will also be on the menu.”

Mr Williams added: “It’s about helping people to socialise and getting them out of their homes when they are struggling. A problem shared is a problem halved.

“People can call in to order food, and the service works on a trust basis – there is no need for a referral.

“People can use our service rather than deciding whether to eat or heat their homes – we are here to help.”

The project has been supported by the Pembrokeshire County Council’s Food Poverty Grant.

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Everyone is welcome at the Race for Life Pembrokeshire

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PEOPLE are being invited to kick start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Pembrokeshire.   

The charity’s much-loved events are returning to the city and anyone who joins this January can claim 50 per cent off the entry fee as part of the half-price sale, by using the code RFL23NY*. This is the 30th year of Race for Life and participants will receive a special medal to mark the milestone.

Every year around 19,600 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wales**. Money raised at Race for Life enables scientists to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – helping to save more lives.

The Pembrokeshire Race for Life event takes place at Oakwood Theme Park on 24 June. Women, men and children of all abilities can take part and walk, jog or run 5k in the popular attraction.

Cancer Research UK Race for Life, in partnership with Standard Life, is the UK’s largest charity mass participation event. Since it began in 1994, around 10 million people have taken part, raising more than £920 million to help fund cutting-edge research into cancer.

Emma Howell, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson in Wales, said: “January is the perfect time to commit to getting a little more active.

“We’d love for as many people as possible in Pembrokeshire to join us during our 30th year of Race for Life. Race for Life is a powerful way to celebrate and remember loved ones affected by cancer and to raise money for pioneering research.

“Whether people are living with cancer, taking part in honour of or in memory of a loved one with cancer or signing up to protect their own children’s future, everyone has a reason to Race for Life.

“Sadly 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime*** but support through events like Race for Life funds ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

“For some, the Race for Life is literally a walk in the park. Slow and steady still wins. For others, it’s a jog. Others may opt to push themselves harder and take part in the 10K distance. But what is for certain is we’re looking forward to welcoming people of all ages and abilities.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Standard Life, raises funds for world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer – including bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.  

Andy Curran, Chief Executive of Standard Life, said: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen as the headline sponsor of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

“This sponsorship will help encourage participation and raise funds for life-saving research to help beat cancer.”

 To enter, visit raceforlife.org

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Huge turnout for Tenby Boxing Day Swim’s 50th anniversary dip

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ONE of Britain’s top ten barmiest winter dips, Tenby’s famous Boxing Day Swim, took place earlier today. It has been an institution in Pembrokeshire for decades and has recently featured in the ITV Wales series The Harbour.

The Tenby Boxing Day Swim – now in its 50th year – is organised by the Tenby Sea Swimming Association, which also stages the summertime Caldey Swim from the monastic island to the Tenby mainland.

The two events have enabled TSSA to raise nearly £300,000 for local, national and international charities and good causes over the years. (Images: Gareth Davies/Herald)

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