The annual ‘Carols with the Crew’ hosted by the crew of Eastbourne lifeboats attracted large crowds at Sovereign Harbour where everyone enjoyed traditional carols followed by hot drinks and mince pies  

An estimated 300 people attended this popular event with musical accompaniment by the Salvation Army band and Voices Choir. Eastbourne’s Mayor, Councillor Janet Coles, took the opportunity to personally thank the crew on behalf of the town for the voluntary work they do and in particular the recent service which resulted in the saving of the majority of Eastbourne pier from the devastating fire which swept through the historic structure. Following the festivities hot drinks and mince pies were supplied courtesy of Di Lieto’s coffee lounge.