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6 year-olds remarkable support for Eastbourne RNLI

Image: James with mum Lucy present cheque to the volunteer crew Like all young children Cavendish schoolboy James Williams was looking forward to his sixth birthday. Friends and family were amazed however when he announced that he didn’t want presents but wanted to make a donation to Eastbourne lifeboats instead.  This remarkable gesture from lifeboat fan James prompted overwhelming support from friends and family which including a donation of £100 from the Rotary club of Sovereign Harbour, resulted in a total of £475 being collected. On his birthday James was treated to a conducted tour of Eastbourne lifeboat and...

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Deanland support for Eastbourne Lifeboats reaches landmark

Residents of the Deanland Wood Park retirement village at Golden Cross have been enthusiastic supporters of Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats for many years. With yet another donation their contributions have now reached the staggering £20,000 landmark.   The mammoth fundraising effort was initially instigated by veteran supporter Frank Wellbelove, who has been an RNLI Governor for over 30 years, along with and his wife Jane. Together they have organised countless raffles and special events over the years that have been held at the Deanland on-site ‘Inn on the Park’ with all profits going to Eastbourne Lifeboats. Catering Manager at the Inn,...

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Stagecoach donates to Eastbourne Lifeboats

Local bus operator Stagecoach made a special excursion to Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat station today in order to present a cheque for £300 The vintage 1952 bus, driven by specialist driver Garth Porrell, arrived at RNLI Eastbourne lifeboat station on Sovereign Harbour exactly on time. On board was Operations Manager Krystian Kaczala proudly carrying a donation of £300 which had been raised over the Christmas holidays by offering short tours around Eastbourne for just £1 per trip. All profits were donated to two charities. Coxswain Mark Sawyer accepted the cheque on behalf of Eastbourne...

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Christmas cheer with Eastbourne lifeboat crew

The Eastbourne lifeboat team hosted their annual Carol Service at the Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour on Sunday with their ‘relief’ Tamar class lifeboat moored alongside. This popular event, held in glorious sunshine, attracted many hundreds of local supporters who all enjoyed singing their favourite Christmas Carols with the crew and accompanied admirably by members of the Lewes Glynde and Beddingham brass band. Afterwards hot drinks and mince pies were generously provided by DiLieto’s coffee lounge.  As always the good people of Eastbourne showed their continued support for their lifeboats by filling the collection bucket to the tune of £526.03, a...

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Tina lights up for Eastbourne Lifeboats

RNLI fundraiser and supporter Tina Fennimore held her annual open house and Christmas light display at her home in Westham Drive recently attended by friends neighbours and of course Father Christmas  The RNLI themed lights, featuring the latest Respect the Water campaign, were turned on by Lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer and Father Christmas. Tina’s neighbours Mark and Claire Thomson and Pat Field kept everyone supplied with hot food and roasted chestnuts from the barbeque whilst the crowds were entertained by the Voices Choir. With a large tombola and raffle, tea, cakes and mince pies the event proved to be...

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RNLI Eastbourne shared Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Incredible moment UK Coastguard helicopter and RNLI rescue fis.... ...

As well as sending out a Mayday, the fishing vessel that sank this morning also had an #EPIRB onboard that pinpointed their exact location for our rescue services to hone in on. Not to mention the fact that ALL FIVE fishermen were wearing lifejackets. We're so thankful that they'll be home with their loved ones tonight. When you're with yours tonight, will you remind them to wear a lifejacket? They're #uselessunlessworn Thanks to the RNLI for letting us share this #heartinyourmouth footage of the RNLI - Lerwick Lifeboat and our UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Coastguard Rescue 900 - Sumburgh who plucked them out of the drink and back to shore. Keep safe this weekend everyone!

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Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 7.20pm last night following reports that a male person had jumped from Eastbourne pier and was showing signs of cold water shock

Members of the public were concerned when they witnessed the 27 year old jump from the pier and immediately began to suffer in the cold water. He managed to clamber up the pier supports before screaming for help. HM Coastguard received several 999 calls and requested the immediate launch of the inshore lifeboat (ILB). The volunteer lifeboat crew assembled and were quickly on scene. The casualty was taken aboard the ILB and transferred to the beach where he was passed into the care of waiting police, coastguard and ambulance personnel.

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