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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 Support from retirement village

The residents of Deanland Wood Park retirement village have continued their longstanding support for Eastbourne Lifeboats and have raised another £900 for the charity to add to the almost £19,000 collected to date.   For many years residents of the retirement village at Golden Cross have been holding weekly raffles and hosting special events to raise funds for Eastbourne Lifeboats. This latest donation was from profits accumulated from the weekly raffles and a special fish ‘n’ chips supper held recently at the on-site pub. The cheque was presented to Coxswain Mark Sawyer by Catering Manager Debbie Toms at the all-weather...

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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 vulnerable 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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A good crowd turned up yesterday to practice making dummy DSC distress calls on the closed circuit system. They learnt not only how to make them but what to do when their set receives one . The tuition was expertly given by RNLI area trainer/assessor Dave Needham ( also volunteer crew member in Eastbourne) who was assisted by Eastbourne coxswain Mark Sawyer and volunteer crew member Alan Simister in the Lifeboat Station at Sovereign Harbour. Everyone enjoyed the friendly , relaxed atmosphere and after the 'hands on' session went away feeling confident that they knew what to do should the need arise. Members who missed this opportunity will have another chance in the early autumn when the course will be run again due to popular demand.

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Eastbourne RNLI surprised 6 year old RNLI supporter James during his birthday party . 😃 ...

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