About Us

Photo: Brett Stones

The Ceredigion Lifeboat Campaign (CLC) was formed on July 4th 2017 in response to the RNLI’s decision. Although the New Quay Lifeboat Crew was ready and willing to challenge the decision from the outset, it was considered important that they should remain focused on their primary task – to be in a constant state of readiness to save lives at sea.

The community-driven CLC action group is made up of representatives of local fishermen, boat trip operators, yacht clubs, rowing clubs, long-time fundraisers, and other committed supporters of New Quay Lifeboat Station. There are also crew members in the group, independently supporting the campaign in their own right.

All the action group members have constantly stated their unswerving loyalty and commitment to the high values and principles of the RNLI. The issue is purely with the decision, which has been poorly arrived at and appallingly delivered.

Some of our Supporters

From the outset, the campaign has enjoyed the support and energy of members of the seafaring and coastal communities in the region and from further afield. Many people are angered both by the ill-considered decision itself and by the RNLI’s refusal to justify the way in which it had been reached.

Llanelli-based Scarlets lend their weight to the campaign

Wales internationals Rob Evans and Leigh Halfpenny and Wales Under 20 international Josh Macleod supporting the campaign

‘Hell’s Bells’ team crossing the Irish Sea in the Celtic Challenge Race. Their boat carried the CLC badge. After the event, Hells Bells and their community raised £550 for the CLC Fighting Fund

The Round Table float at the Aberaeron Carnival.

The CLC entry burning rubber at the New Quay Soapbox Derby.

Llanarth Beavers, proudly presenting their ‘Save the Lifeboat’ banner

Gavin & Stacey and Harry Potter star Steffan Rhodri lends his support to the campaign

Beach artist Marc Treanor leaves his very big mark in support of the lifeboat campaign

The campaign enjoys rock solid support from local businesses and individuals. Fund-raising events for the campaign run throughout the year.