Eastbourne lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer thanked members of the pier anglers for their continued support prior to the start of their recent Christmas competition  

Mark visited A&T Tackle’s joint owner Arran and the pier anglers on the end of the pier at the start of their annual Christmas Fishing Competition on a very chilly evening last week to thank them for their support for the new lifeboat appeal. The anglers have collected over £1350 from competitions, bucket collections and auctions throughout the season. Mark said this has made a valuable contribution towards the Tamar class lifeboat Diamond Jubilee. “Often when passing the pier on exercise we acknowledge each other, it gives you the chance to see the lifeboat and it brings back personal memories for me when I used to fish from the pier” he added.