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Lodge Master donates to Eastbourne Lifeboats

The Master of the Chatsworth Masonic Lodge 9053 has raised £700 for his two chosen charities during his year of office and donated £350 to Eastbourne Lifeboats.   Alfred Stanley, known to all his friends as Stan, hosted a number of events during his term of office with any profits going to his two chosen charities, Eastbourne lifeboats and the local hospice. Stan visited the all-weather lifeboat station on Sunday to meet the crew and present a cheque to Operations Manager Carl Pocock and Chair of the fundraising committee Jill...

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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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A training exercise with our All Weather Lifeboat ,Inshore Lifeboat ,Dover Coastguard and the coastguard Rescue Helicopter 163 from Lydd came to an abrupt end when all units were tasked to an incident at Beachy Head yesterday afternoon Tuesday 18th April. A body was recovered by the Coastguard Helicopter and flown to Eastbourne DGH. ...

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