Father Christmas and Eastbourne lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer joined forces last weekend to turn on the decorative lights at RNLI supporters Jeff and Tina Fennimore’s house.

The couple who moved to the property in Pevensey Bay 10 months ago have supported various charities and were keen to help with the Eastbourne new lifeboat appeal this year. The evening raised over £379, with more expected in the run-up to Christmas. Tina and Jeff would welcome many more visitors to Westham Drive to view the lights and hopefully help fill their donation bucket.

Picture shows Operations Manager Paul Metcalfe, Father Christmas and Coxswain Mark Sawyer