In the company of the Mayor and accompanied by musicians from the Salvation Army, local residents and supporters joined with the crew of Eastbourne lifeboats in a celebration of Christmas with a carol service on the Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour. 

Despite the wintery conditions many people braved the elements to join the crew of Eastbourne lifeboats singing carols and listening to stories at Sovereign Harbour. Coffee and mince pies, kindly donated by DeLieto’s restaurant, were served to the congregation afterwards with a bucket collection in aid of the new lifeboat appeal raising much appreciated funds.