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The Rhondda (Cold Knap) Lifeguard Club is a not – for – profit registered charity, number 1054305. We are a voluntary lifeguard club and are affiliated to the Royal Life Saving Society and the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales.

We are one of the smallest lifeguard clubs in Wales, with approximately forty members, but we are unique in the fact that we are based in the former coal mining community of the Rhondda, some twenty miles from the sea. From Easter to October half-term, the Club are also based at Cold Knap Point, Barry, where the Vale of Glamorgan Council have provided a building to be used as a lifeguard station.

MBE for Club

Our Club has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for voluntary associations. The certificate and crystal will be presented to the Club on behalf of HER Majesty The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan on Thursday 6th July, 5.30pm at the Lifeguard Station. All past members are invited to attend to see the Club presented with this prestigious award.

Open Day

The 17th June will now see the Club celebrate a ‘triple’ success at their lifeguard building, for as well as marking 50 years of service to the community at the ‘Knap’, they will also be launching their new Inshore Rescue Boat at mid-day followed by acknowledgement of their Queens Award.
Programme for the day:
* 11.30 start of Open day with games for the children
* 11.45 defibrillation demonstration
* 12.30 50 years at the Knap; recognition
* 12.45 Official launch of new rescue boat
* 12.50 Rescue tube rescue
* 12.55 Rescue board rescue


I am writing to inform you that Rhondda (Cold Knap) Life Guard Club was nominated for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017. This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.


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