With the imminent arrival of Eastbourne RNLI’s new lifeboat, many organisations are busy organising events to help raise funds in order to achieve the local community contribution target of £100,000  

Volunteer crewmembers have recently gratefully received donations from Anne King, treasurer of the Sports and Social Club at Teva UK Ltd (£463.84) and from Jerry Cowell almoner of Eastbourne Masonic Lodge 7057 (£250).

With the appeal due to run until the end of the year and given the enthusiastic support received to date, organisers are optimistic the target will be met.

Top picture shows Anne King presenting cheque to Dr Colin McKee, Chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group. Bottom picture shows Jerry Cowell (centre) with Paul Metcalfe Lifeboat Operations Manager and Dr Colin McKee.