Welcome / Croeso

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.

Thank you

A big thank you to Thornhill Primary, who after a recent visit to us, organised a fundraising 'Bake the Cake' day and raised over a £100 which they presented to us. Well done all and thank you.

MBE Presentation

Our volunteers are celebrating after being presented with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the MBE for volunteer groups.

Presenting the award on behalf of Her Majesty is the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan, Mrs Kate Thomas and also in attendance was the Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, who nominated the Lifeguard Club for this prestigious award. Receiving the award were Club President and founder member, Les Lewis and Chair, Mavis Ward.

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.


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