23rd December 2019. A message from NCI Chairman Lesley Suddes, on behalf of the Board of Trustees 

 NCI's 25th Anniversary year has been especially productive and successful.   So far we have been involved in 628 incidents, and we close the year with a total of 56 operational stations, staffed by over 2600 watchkeepers.  There have been many events and celebrations to mark the anniversary which have all served to raise awareness of the Charity and further enhance our reputation.  NCI 'eyes along the coast' continue to be a key strand in the national Search and Rescue operation, helping to save lives around the UK coastline.

Whatever part you play within NCI, whether watchkeeping, fundraising, station maintenance, training, managing or helping to manage a station, or have a national role, you are a vital part of the professional, dedicated team that is National Coastwatch. If you are one of the many people who support NCI through fundraising, donations, or enjoy visiting one of our stations, you also play a vital part in keeping our stations operational.

For this, many thanks indeed.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you and yours, 

 Lesley Suddes

NCI Chairman

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. 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.








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