Sponsored Event – Hartland Coastguard – Bideford 10k

Four members of the Hartland Coastguard team – Chris Johns, James Morley, Kevin Rowe and Jack Coleman are going to do a 10k run in aid of the Coastguard Association.

For two of the team it’s their first ever 10km event and that is a huge achievement so please help by showing your support and helping them raise money for the Coastguard Association.

They will be participating in the Bideford 10k on May 15th 2016.

Everyone here at the CGA wishes them the best of luck and a successful training.



Sponsored Event – Rhondda Rollercoaster Challenge

Paula Rhoddes going complete the Rhondda Roller Coaster Walk, an amazing 26.5 miles with over 5000 feet ascent. This challenging route starts in Trehafod, and follows a clockwise circuit visiting Mynydd y Glyn, Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd William Meyrick, The Bwlch and Ferndale before returning to Trehafod via the iconic Tylorstown Tip on May 16th 2016 on behalf on the Coastguard Association.

For more details of her challenge please visit the walk web site.




Fundraising Bike

The Coastguard Association have an amazing 8 seater bicycle that is available to use for fundraising events and that comes with its own trailer for easy transporting.


This is the perfect bike to inspire fundraising activities or help increase awareness of the Coastguard Association.

Details of the current location of the nike and to arrange to borrow it, please contact our Chairman


Donation for Sylvia

The Coastguard Association were delighted and overwhelmed with the donation that they received care of the five Coastguard rescue teams on Anglesey for £7,000.


Janice Bannister’s dog, Sylvia went missing from Newborough Beach January 17th, her story touched dog lovers around the Globe as her devoted owner desperately searched the remote parts of Anglesey, and HM Coastguard Angelsey helped in the search. Sadly Sylvia was found a week later,on 24 January, on a sun drenched beach, cut off by rising tides, Sylvia had drowned.

Sylvia left a legacy – the “From Sylvia with Love ” fund. The Coastguard Association are honored to accept this in memory of Sylvie and will put it to great use.

Details of the donation was covered here on the BBC news web site.


Waitrose Local Charity Fund

Lymington CGA branch recently received £540.00 from the Waitrose Local Community Charity Fund.

For those unaware, Waitrose Branches have a monthly collection/donation scheme which involves customers being given a green disc at the check out and place it in the box of their choice (3). £1000 is divided up each month between each nominated charity according to the number of discs in each box

Lymington’s CGA’s £540 represented over half of the entire fund, which was a fantastic result and according to our local store this was one of the highest single donations they have made.

If other branches haven’t already approached their local Waitrose store, then please get in touch as it’s worth while.