Help us to raise money for the RNLI and other local causes.

The 51st Annual Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim


Swimmers that have raised money through sponsorship can give the money to the Hi-Tide, Mackworth Road, complete with name and address.

Please note: All sponsorship money raised must be given to Porthcawl Christmas Swim for distribution to the nominated charities and organisations.

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Please help us to support our chosen charities

Swim for a worthy cause

We ask swimmers to generate sponsorship money to donate to us to pass onto these worthy causes. If you’re going to swim on Christmas morning, do it to help make a difference in someone’s life.


Porthcawl Lifeboat station was originally opened in 1860. At the time, Porthcawl was one of the major ports in South Wales. Subsequently a boathouse was built on the promenade to house the lifeboat,  The Good Deliverance.

The station was closed between 1902 and 1965 due to the cessation of commercial traffic to Porthcawl harbour.

Since then, volunteer crews Porthcawl Lifeboat Station has saved hundreds of lives since from 1860 to 1902 and again from 1965 to present day.

Visit the Porthcawl RNLI Website

Other local charities and organisations we’ve helped include:

  • Porthcawl and Pyle Pumas
  • Porthcawl Stroke Club
  • Porthcawl Museum and Historical Society
  • St John Ambulance
  • Porthcawl Coastguard
  • Porthcawl Kidney Research
  • The Y Centre
  • 1st Nottage Scout Group
  • Porthcawl Lifeguard Club
  • Porthcawl Town Athletic
  • Mayors Community Fund
  • Trinity Care and Support
  • Ty Elis Counselling Service
  • Firefighters Charity
  • Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group
  • The Samaritans

If there’s a charity or organisation you think would benefit from our support, please contact us.

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Please help us to support our chosen charities

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