Eastbourne Lifeboats have been presented with a cheque for £500 from the organisers of this year’s ‘Lighthouse Challenge’.

The presentation took place aboard Diamond Jubilee at Sovereign Harbour on Sunday morning following the crew’s routine training exercise. Faiza Shafeek and Martin Wellings form Rotary Club AM visited the lifeboat station and after meeting the crew presented the cheque to Dr Colin McKee, Chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group.

The Lighthouse Challenge has become a very popular annual event where walkers hike from Holywell along the beach when the tide is very low and circumnavigate the famous Beachy Head Lighthouse. This year’s event took place in early August with the proceeds being donated to local charities.