Pippa Unwin

Pippa's fundraiser for National Coastwatch Institution

Fundraising for National Coastwatch Institution
£1,259
raised of £1,000 target
Walking the South West Coast Path, 5 March 2024
National Coastwatch volunteers help to save lives around the coastline of England and Wales. We receive no external funding and are entirely dependant on your donations to continue.

Story

I'm a Coastguard Rescue Officer based in South Devon and we are often confused with the National Coastwatch Institution. The NCI provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility, while HM Coastguard teams are actively involved in Search and Rescue and provide assistance to those in distress around the coast. When people get into trouble, the NCI are there to alert HM Coastguard and direct the appropriate rescue services to the casualty.

Each station is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers who keep a daylight watch up to 365 days a year. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. Each station is responsible for raising sufficient funds to meet its running costs, fund raising is vital for the efficient upkeep of the station.

In March 2024, I will be walking the South West Coast Path in order to raise £1,000 for the National Coastwatch Institution. This is an incredible service that helps save lives every day. They provide a vital link with all the emergency services and can provide an emergency contact point on land for both sea and shore users.

Please join me in supporting this amazing charity - your donation will help save lives!

You can follow us on Facebook - Pip and Bonnie’s South West Coast Path Walk.

About the campaign

National Coastwatch volunteers help to save lives around the coastline of England and Wales. We receive no external funding and are entirely dependant on your donations to continue.

About the charity

National Coastwatch Institution

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NCI is a voluntary organisation keeping a watch for people in trouble along the coastline. Our watchkeepers provide the "eyes and ears" along the coast, supporting the Coastguard, RNLI and other rescue services. We are totally reliant on donations to continue our contribution to safety along the coast.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,258.88
+ £272.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,258.88
Offline donations
£0.00

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