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 gesture much appreciated by the whole volunteer crew.  In thanking the town, Operations Manager Carl Pocock said the money will go towards crew equipment and training.