It costs the RNLI over £140M each year to run our lifesaving service, and in 2011 we also spent over £30M on capital items such as lifeboats and lifeboat stations. Our spend can typically be broken down in the following areas:
Rescue Services £65.4M
Operational maintenance £4.3M
Costs of raising voluntary funds £22.8M
Coastal safety £4.3M
Our lifeboats aim to reach at least 90% of all casualties within 10 nautical miles of the coast within 30 minutes of launch, and in all weathers. In 2011, our crews undertook 8,905 launches of which 3,288 were in darkness, rescued 7,976 people and 354 lives were saved.
Our lifeguards attended 15,625 incidents, helped 17,671 people and saved 84 lives.
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weather and tides
Met Office weather forecast & tides for Porthleven
RNLI beach finder
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RNLI Porthleven beach information
Local Business Donations
During the course of the year local businesses make donations to Porthleven Branch of the RNLI. We thank you for your continuing support.