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.

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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.

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Welcome to the Coastguard Association

2016/17 saw many changes in UK Search & Rescue, from the closing of bases & stations, to the transfer of numerous responsibilities to the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC), including those of the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC).

2018 has seen those changes continue, with the addition of the Satellite Mission Control hub to the NMOC and with many changes to Coastguard Rescue Service equipment and protocols.

2019 saw an Alerting upgrade from pagers to SmartPhones for many Coastguard Rescue Officers together with a Coast Rescue Service review.

National Maritime Operations Centre

2020 promises just as many changes, with numerous staff and organisational changes and a healthy organisational reflection on capability.

The Coastguard Association will never forget that new buildings, technology and machines are nothing without the men and women that operate them, either remaining in service today within what was termed ‘Future Coastguard’ or now watching from the sidelines having contributed so much over the years.

The Coastguard Association are delighted to welcome you to our website and hope that you can help us, help those who now have need of our support.

Join us today so we can help you tomorrow…

 

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The National Committee

To make it easier to find the correct person to help with your query please view below the key responsibilities of the National Committee and their contact details:

Chairman

  • To ensure the smooth running of the Coastguard Association and to give advice to all Branches, regarding welfare and financial needs.
  • To ensure the committee fulfils the aims set out by the constitution and acts in the interest of its members.
  • To liaise closely with all National Committee members, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Almoner, Secretary for Retired Officers, Public Relations Officer and Central Branch Secretary.

Name: Stuart Arundel
Telephone: 01507 358446 /  07963785981 – If Important PLEASE ring as emails are not always answered quickly
Email: chairman@coastguardassociation.org.uk
Address: Highfield Lodge, Bank End, North Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7LJ

Vice Chairman

  • To support  the Chairman with the smooth running of the Association and stand in when he is unavailable.
  • To ensure the Charity Commissioners are informed of any Committee changes or Trustee changes annually
  • To help retired members to retain links with their colleagues.

Name: Terry Bearpark
Telephone: 01964 751435
Email: ViceChairman@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Treasurer

  • Take charge of the funds of the Association, including renewal of the affiliation fees. Receiving all sums of money paid in and paying out such money as is properly authorised by the committee.
  • Report the state of the Association finances at committee meetings.
  • To receipt any money donated to the Coastguard Association, and to write letters of thanks to those who donate money to the National Charity Account.

Name: Alan Fisher
Telephone: 01754 768 094 (H)
Address: 27 Church Lane, Skegness, PE25 1ED
Email: Treasurer@coastguardassociation.org.uk

National Secretary/Central Branch Secretary

  • To assist the Chairman with the development of the CGA and answer any questions or problems that occur within the CGA.
  • Prepare the Agenda for the AGM, after consulting with the Committee and branches; perform such duties as the Committee may from time to time decide.
  • Receive and report to the Committee all applications for membership, the current numbers of members and any other related matters he considers should be brought to the Committees attention.
  • To deal with any correspondence as required.

Name: Joanna Howard
Email: Secretary@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Welfare Officer

  • To deal with all claims of hardship, poverty, illness which are reported to the CGA and decide if claim is warranted and falls within the charity commission rules.
  • The contact for bereaved families, and send condolences on behalf of the Coastguard Association.
  • The contact those who require the assistance of the Coastguard Association in the form of grants and loans.

Name: Paul Davig
Email: Almoner@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Public Relations / Communications (Co-opted role)

  • To develop and maintain a positive image for all CGA communications, products & services
  • To develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • To improve communications with existing and potential CGA members & stakeholders
  • To manage the CGA website & social media accounts

Name: Matt Cox / Kevin Paterson
Email: pr@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Coastline Magazine

The official digital publication of the Coastguard Association – produced quarterly.

Name: Kevin Paterson
Email: CoastlineMagazine@coastguardassociation.org.uk

Trustees

Our trustees as to be published on the Charity Commission Web Site are:

MR TERRY BEARPARK
MR PAUL DAVIG
MR CHRIS O’REAGAN
MR STUART ARUNDEL
MISS JOANNA HOWARD

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